1 May 2009

Comprising case studies from seven countries ranging from the Czech Republic to India and South Africa, the report reveals new problems emerging around ArcelorMittal's iron ore mining operations in Nimba County, Liberia, including unclear resettlement plans for local people, a lack of permanent employment from the mine, threats to the Mount Nimba Nature Reserve, and a questionable donation of 100 pick-up trucks.

1 May 2009

This brief summarises our analysis of the carbon intensity of the top international oil companies. It reveals
that Shell has become the most carbon intensive oil company in the world based on its total resources.

1 April 2009

This updated map from CEE Bankwatch Network and Friends of the Earth Europe displays 55 environmentally destructive and economically unsound projects, several of which are already being funded, and the bulk of which are still in line for accelerated anti-crisis funding from the EU structural and cohesion funds and the European Investment Bank.

1 February 2009

This report from Friends of the Earth International reveals the failure of genetically modified crops around the world, and how statistics showing their increase in Europe have been manipulated.

It explains how the rising grain prices behind the world food crisis have allowed biotech giants like Monsanto to dramatically increase the price of GM seeds and chemicals they sell to farmers.The findings of the report support a comprehensive United Nations assessment of world agriculture which concluded that GM crops have very little potential to alleviate poverty and hunger.

1 December 2008

This report fouses on the expert groups known as high level groups which advise the European Commission on controverial issues like climate change, chemcials and food. It finds that groups are unbalanced and undemocratic, and geared towards improving the competitiveness of European business at the expense of h is other public interests.

1 October 2008

This report examines the case of the vast Malaysian State of Sarawak, which is developing large-scale plantations at breath-taking speed having overexploited its timber resources and depleted its forests.

Sarawak plans to more than double its 2007 levels of oil palm acreage by 2010, taking it to a total of 1.3 million hectares.

1 September 2008

'Bisphenol A in plastics: is it making us sick?' is a consumer guide to Bisphenol A (also known as BPA) in plastics. The use of plastics has become one of the defining characteristics of modern life. An increasing number of scientific studies have made a direct link between Bisphenol A and infertility, obesity, breast and prostate cancer, diabetes, thyroid malfunction and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

1 September 2008

'Fuelling Destruction in Latin America' looks at current and proposed developments in a number of Southern and Central American countries, all of which are scaling up agrofuel production at alarming rates to meet domestic and, increasingly, export demand to supply diesel and gasoline to Europe and the US.

The report states that increasing the amount of land destined to grow crops for agrofuels means increasing deforestation and wildlife destruction, increased land conflicts, eviction of rural people, poor working conditions and environmental pollution.

1 July 2008

A comprehensive review of the scientific knowledge available regarding controversial Bisphenol A. 'Blissfully unaware of Bisphenol A: Reasons why regulators should live up to their responsibilities' reveals that despite firm scientific consensus about the health hazards of the chemical, European authorities are shirking their responsibilities and attempting to postpone any decision on whether this substance should require authorisation until 2013.

1 May 2008

A review of Friends of the Earth Europe's activities in 2007 including campaign highlights from Brussels and around Europe; publications; financial information, and a look ahead to 2008

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