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July 28, 2014 | Legal Document

New York Rodenticide Petition

In this legal petition, a coalition of wildlife and conservation groups are urging the state of New York to ban super-toxic rat poisons responsible for indiscriminate poisonings of children, pets and wildlife species.

July 28, 2014 | Blog Post

Pesticides: Stories from the Frontlines, Part 2

Farmworkers share stories from the frontlines, in this second installment of a weekly series:

Part 2: When going organic isn’t possible

"I am a farm worker and only use organic methods. It is the only way to protect all.

"When I first heard about the illnesses that our farmworkers were having, I began to only buy organic produce. It was more expensive, but it was doable. Then when we began to farm, we knew the way we needed to proceed.

July 25, 2014 | Blog Post

Port of LA Misses Zero Emissions Boat

For decades, environmental and community groups have pushed back against harmful pollution from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, California. The neighborhoods near these ports contain some of the most toxic air in the region, with port emissions a primary culprit. Ports are also one of the leading producers of smog-forming pollution in the most ozone-polluted region in the nation. 

July 25, 2014

Susanna Beck

Susanna Beck is a Development Officer on the Foundations team at the San Francisco, CA headquarters.

July 24, 2014 | Blog Post

Protect Honeybees, Nature's Migrant Workers

Why do we care about honeybees? Just browse the produce section of your local Trader Joe's or the football-field-long Berkeley Bowl, the popular Bay Area grocery store, to get a quick answer. It's estimated that one in every three bites of food we eat depends on honeybees for pollination, and they happen to be the healthiest bites, too. Without honeybees, the apples, avocados, almonds, blueberries, strawberries, melons and many other nutritious, California-grown fruits, nuts and vegetables we eat every day wouldn't exist.

July 23, 2014 | Blog Post

A Coal Ash Clean Up Job Not Well Done

When I was a boy, if I told my mother I cleaned only six percent of my room and then headed out the door to play, I’d get a swift turn back to finish the job, most likely accompanied by some harsh words and her fearsome “stink eye.” It’s a lesson we all learn at an early age: clean up all of your mess.

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