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August 4, 2014 | Case

Defending Moratorium of GMO Crops on Hawai‘i’s Big Island

A coalition of local farmers and environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice and the Center for Food Safety, have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit to defend a Hawai‘i County ordinance that imposes a moratorium on the expansion of genetically engineered (GE) crops on the Big Island.

August 4, 2014

Kimberly White

Kimberly White is an office assistant with the Northeast regional office in New York, NY.

August 4, 2014 | Blog Post

Pesticides: Stories from the Frontlines, Part 3

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

Part 3: Living near toxic fields

"As a child, my family worked in the fields bordering the Denver area. Spraying with pesticides was done while we were working or the evening prior. On weekends, our father joined us and the earnings were used to stock up for the winter. Many of our neighbors, relatives and friends also worked in the fields until school started in the fall.

July 31, 2014 | Action Alert

TOMA ACCIÓN HOY PARA RESPIRAR AIRE LIMPIO!

Millones de latinos viven en la sombra de las refinerías de petróleo y se ven obligados a respirar este aire que causa cáncer, además de lidiar con problemas del corazón y problemas respiratorios. Los niños son los más propensos a enfermarse.

July 31, 2014 | Blog Post

Atlantic Forage Fish Need Oversight of Industrial Trawl Fleet

Scientists and fishermen agree that the industrial midwater trawl fleet is taking a toll on many species on the Atlantic Coast. The massive nets of these vessels kill millions of river herring and, increasingly, the juveniles of some commercially important groundfish such as haddock. Unfortunately, an important action to rein in this damage is facing a substantial delay.

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