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On November 6, 2011, 12,000 people encircled the White House in protest against the Keystone XL Pipeline in an event organized by 350.org and others.

FACT-FILLED REPORT “Organic Farming for Health & Prosperity” by the Organic Research Foundation

Court Rejects Attempt to Kill Cement Plant Rule

earthjustice.org, Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Portland Cement Association’s attempt to kill Clean Air Act standards that will reduce cement plants’ emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants by more than 90 percent and save between 900 and 2,500 American lives every year. December 12, 2011, Jeavonna ChapmanShalahnia RiversongBob Hughes and 3 others like this.  1 share Comments;    Bob Hughes One for the book, Robert Brothers, ‎~ U.S. COURT SUPPORTS CLEAN AIR, rejects industry attempt to kill an important anti-pollution ruling. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Portland Cement Association’s attempt to kill Clean Air Act standards that will reduce cement plants’ emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants by more than 90 percent and save between 900 and 2,500 American lives every year. Thanks to Earthjustice and others!

The Great Durban Agreement on Climate Change

www.sustainablebusiness.comThe world’s three biggest polluters agreed to participate for the first time.  December 12, 2011, Lisa Ryder and Joao Pugliero like this. 1 share,
Comment by GoodNews FortheEarth, ‎~ A STEP FORWARD, all sides compromise a bit, Kyoto Protocol extended, Green Climate Fund fund launched, negotiations on a legally binding treaty will begin next year. AND ‎~ here’s another story: Global Climate Change Deal Reached in Durban,  www.ens-newswire.com, Environment News Service for the latest environmental news, current issues

Renewable power trumps fossil fuels for first time in power plant investments

www.latimes.com, Renewable energy is surpassing fossil fuels for the first time in new power-plant investments, shaking off financial crisis setbacks and an impasse at the UN global warming talks.  December 5, 2011
 Submitted by Polly Howells,  Comment by Robert Brothers    ‎~ INVESTORS IN NEW POWER-PLANTS GET SMART! this means that people are finally seeing that what is good for the Earth is also a good investment

600 SQUARE MILES to be protected for WOODLAND CARIBOU in Northern Idaho, USA

 www.seattlepi.com, December 2, Julia GominelliAttila MartonVeronica Smith and 11 others like this. 4 shares, Comments:  GoodNews FortheEarth, “thanks to the efforts of the Center for Biodiversity, Defenders of Wildlife, and others”, Tracy Breaux Great job!,  Nahely Sandoval hermoso¡¡¡,  Susan Menanno · wow … now there’s a beauty…I see wisdom in the eyes of the caribou … thanks for the post..

Plastic Bag Bans Spreading Across The United States

 www.huffingtonpost.com, WASHINGTON — Across the country, cities and counties are instituting fees on plastic bags, or even banning them outright, in an effort to prevent pollution and raise revenue for cash-strapped local governments. Four cities in Oregon — Eugene, Corvallis, Newport and Ashland — are considering banni…December 2, 2011, Veronica Smith and Judith Green like this.  Submitted by Sharon Morgan  “Ban them and other unnecessary disposables,”  Comment by GoodNews FortheEarth, ~ GROWING MOVEMENT, TIME TO JUMP ON BOARD! For a full list of the 45 towns in the US with bans, 8 countries with bans, and 8 countries and 2 cities with fees on plastic bags, go here: sites.healthebay.org

A Jaguar Again Roams Southern Arizona

   www.biologicaldiversity.org, 11/21/11. TUCSON, Ariz.— For the first time since 2009, a jaguar has been found roaming t…See More,  M.s. ReindorpChristine Van Den Meerssche and 2 others like this. 3 shares ,  Kieran Ballantyne Great photo, great news, posted by GoodNews FortheEarth

China Rejects Genetically Modified Rice, GMO Crops

gmorice 210x131 China Rejects Genetically Modified Rice in Opposition to GMO Crops 9/23/11, posted by NaturalSociety, naturalsociety.com, 2/12/12  Posted by Antonio Ferreira shared a link via Karen Rae Ferreira   Comment by GoodNews FortheEarth  GMO / Genetically Modified Foodswww.purezing.com

Peru Passes Monumental Ten-Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods

gmoapples 210x131 Peru Passes Monumental Ten Year Ban on Genetically Modified Foods naturalsociety.com, 6/24/11, “In an act of defiance against bloated biotech companies like Monsanto, Peru has officially passed a law banning genetically modified ingredients.”  posted by  Sharon Morgan, “Kudos to Peru!” shared a link via Julie West.  Christine Van Den MeersscheLisa Ryder and 9 others like this.  Comment by GoodNews FortheEarth ‎ “PERU HAS JOINED A LONG LIST OF GMO OPPONENTS! For a full list of all the countries who have banned or restricted GMOs, see here: GMO / Genetically Modified Foodswww.purezing.com  GoodNews FortheEarth ‎~ Here’s the original press release about Peru from last June:    Peru approves 10 year ban on GM cropswww.gmwatch.org, GMWatch is an independent non-profit making organisati

Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans

 www.pvpulse.com, April 18, 2011. “With the cooperation of politicians and grassroots organizations, Bolivia is set to pass the Law of Mother Earth, which will grant all nature the same rights and protections as humans. The piece of legislation, called la Ley de Derechos de la Madre Tierra, is intended to encourage a radical shift in…”  Veronica SmithAnn Agranoff and Rosie Carnam like this.  Posted on 11/29/11 by Sharon Morgan  “equal rights”.
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