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31 August 2015

Climate justice was on the agenda at the Young Friends of the Earth Europe summer camp 2015 in Brittany, north-west France, as 100 European youth gathered to discuss action plans and environmental justice in the run-up to this December's UN climate talks in Paris – the COP21.

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27 August 2015

The European Commission is bowing to pressure from large biotech companies to minimise the level of health and safety checks on imports of genetically modified (GM) crops, Friends of the Earth Europe has learned.

6 August 2015

School grounds and gardens proved to be the most bee-friendly habitats for spotting bees during the Great British Bee Count 2015 – highlighting their importance for Britain's under-threat pollinators - results published today reveal.

Over six thousand people participated in the Great British Bee Count 2015, which took place during the month of May, recording 104,290 individual bees. Analysis of the bee count recordings reveal that:

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