Month: October 2020

Conservationists stationed in Taiji, Japan are trying desperately to sound the alarm over more than 250 bottlenose dolphins who have been rounded up for capture or slaughter in the seaside village made infamous in the documentary film, “The Cove.” According to The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which uses staff and volunteers—known as Cove Guadians—to monitor […]

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The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which poured millions into defeating measures in California and Washington to label food with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), is leading a new coalition to press for congressional action in order to counter the growing statewide efforts to label GMOs. In addition to the GMA, the 29-member Coalition for Safe Affordable Food […]

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Greenpeace activists delivered a truckload of nuclear waste and five tonnes of coal to the home of French President François Hollande at daybreak Wednesday, hours before German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to arrive at the site. Unfurling a banner that read “Energy Transition in Europe, here and now!” the activists were calling on the […]

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Reuters reports that Russia has vowed its own reprisals if western nations, including the U.S. and EU members, follow through with threats of sanctions against it: Tweets from https://twitter.com/commondreams/on-ukraine U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Kiev on Tuesday that the U.S. prefers military de-escalation, but if necessary, will “stand by the Ukrainian […]

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(1:14 PM EST): Claims of “progress” and “de-escalation of tensions” were the key announcements made in Geneva on Thursday following top-level discussions between the U.S., Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was the first to speak after a nearly seven hour-long meeting to say that a tentative agreement had been […]

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As pro-labeling advocates were cheering Vermont’s passage of a GMO labeling bill on Thursday, a powerful food industry lobbying group announced its plans to file a federal lawsuit to overturn the law. Governor Peter Shumlin’s signature yesterday marked a landmark moment as Vermont became the first state to enact a no-strings attached law mandating the […]

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