Vegan health and beauty products

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: Do you have any recommendations for vegan health and beauty products?– Janice T., Brooklyn, NY The problem with many common personal care items is the toxic load they bear. According to researchers from the Environmental Working Group (EWG), one in eight of the 50,000+ ingredients used in many of our favorite lotions, 

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Gov’t urged to stop large-scale mining, junk destructive mining policy

WORLD EARTH DAY Number of operating metallic mines increased significantly from 28 to 41 from 2010 to 2013, increasing even further to 46 within the first 9 months of 2014 On World Earth Day, research group IBON called on government to stop large-scale mining and junk its export-oriented mining policy to ensure the welfare of 

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Aquino Resign: Isang Sangandaan

Nang lumabas ang panawagan na mag-resign si Aquino pagkatapos ng masaklap na pangyayari sa Mamasapano, isa ang Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment sa sumama at nagtambol ng makasaysayang hamong ito. Noong ika-3 ng Marso, sa ika-20 anibersaryo ng subok na anti-mamamayan at anti-kalikasan patakarang Mining Act of 1995, malakas na isinigaw ng Kalikasan PNE, 

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f we don’t get our carbon emissions in check soon, it could be too late for the polar bear and many other species impacted by global warming.                           Credit: Gregory “Slobirdr” Smith, FlickrCC

CLIMATE CHANGE: Are we past the point of no return?

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded “point of no return” with climate change? In other words, when do we think we will have gone too far? –David Johnston, via EarthTalk.org While we may not yet have reached the “point of no return”—when no amount 

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Nature does not negotiate: Climate catastrophe is with us now

By Kumi Naidoo As Typhoon Hagupit hits the Philippines, one of the biggest peacetime evacuations in history has been launched to prevent a repeat of the massive loss of life which devastated communities when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the same area just over a year ago. “One of the biggest evacuations in peacetime” strikes a 

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CPA wins international Water Awards

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) is greatly honored as the recipient of the Eco Water Awards 2014 Gaia Prize presented by the Korea Federation for Environmental Movements (KFEM)/Friends of Earth Korea, Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea. CPA received the award through its Secretary General, Ms. Abigail Anongos, 

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Cooperation between Ontario and Quebec on climate change and energy sets example for Canada

The David Suzuki Foundation released the following statement in response to the agreement reached last Friday between the governments of Ontario and Quebec to work together to fight climate change, improve the sharing of electricity resources and jointly assess the risks from the proposed Energy East pipeline. “Ontario and Quebec’s agreement sets an example for 

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Defenders of one of last remaining old forests need our support

KALIBUTAN By LEON DULCE Bulatlat.com MANILA – The 12,600-square kilometer Pantaron mountain range in Mindanao is home to one of the last remaining old growth or primary forests in this country. It has also been home to one of the longest and most courageous defence of its existence by the people living on it. This 

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Earth Day Network hopes to galvanize the support of more than a billion people across 192 countries this Earth Day for increasing the sustainability and reducing the carbon footprints of urban areas everywhere.   PHOTO: Matthew Rutledge/Flickr

EARTHTALK: Earth Day 2014: Greening our Cities

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: What’s going on with Earth Day this year and how can I get involved?– Christine B., Boston, MA Last April 22 marked the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day, and the focus this year was green cities. “As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change 

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According to data collected by the 
American Public 
Transportation Association, Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013—the highest
 number since the 1950s when many fewer of us owned our own cars.
Credit: Missouri Dept. of 

EARTHTALK: Public transportation on the upswing

EarthTalk® Dear EarthTalk: What’s behind the rise in public transit in the U.S. in the last few years, and how does our transit use compare with that of other developed countries? — Angie Whitby, New Bern, NC Transit ridership is indeed at its highest level in the U.S. in 57 years. According to data collected 

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