Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Andrea Germanos is a staff writer at Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 1:00pm
Denied! Powerful Industry Groups Get Setback in Effort to Keep Consumers in the Dark on GMOs
A federal court on Monday denied a request by powerful food industry groups to block Vermont's landmark law requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods (GMOs). The plaintiffs, including the Grocery Manufacturers Association, had sought a preliminary injunction to stop implementation of Act...
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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 3:00pm
Shell Lobbied to Thwart EU Renewable Energy Targets: Guardian
A climate change pact reached by EU leaders last year followed several years of successful lobbying by oil giant Shell "to undermine European renewable energy targets," the Guardian has reported . The agreement for 2030 goals, which include a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gases and 27 percent...
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Monday, April 27, 2015 - 12:00pm
Shell No! Seattle Activists Rally Against Plan Fueling 'Pathological Addiction to Fossil Fuels'
Hundreds of climate activists rallied in Seattle on Sunday to say "Shell No!" to the oil giant's Arctic plans and to protest the city being home to Shell's Arctic drilling rig. Among the groups hosting the action were Greenpeace USA, the Washington State chapter of the Sierra Club, Gabriela Seattle...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 2:45pm
The Solution to Climate Change Right Under Our Feet
What if there were a risk-free way of helping to mitigate climate change while simultaneously addressing food and water security? A new report from the Center for Food Safety's Cool Foods Campaign says that such an opportunity is possible, and it's right below our feet. Soil & Carbon: Soil...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:45am
Approval of GMO Imports Moves EU 'Closer to Monsanto'
"This is TTIP in action."—Franziska Achterberg, Greenpeace EU
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 3:30pm
Slap-on-the-Wrist Sentence for Petraeus Reveals 'Leak Prosecution Double Standard'
'If leaks were the real concern, Petraeus would receive punishment as harsh as the government demanded for other accused leakers'
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Monday, April 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
Murders of Earth's Defenders: The Deadly Trend Continues
"How many more people will die before the world takes notice?" That's a question posed by the organization Global Witness , whose new report, How Many More? , exposes what it calls a "hidden crisis" of murders of those who defend the earth from environmental destruction. The "overarching theme" of...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 1:30pm
US 'Trainers' Arrive in Ukraine for Operation Fearless Guardian
Nearly 300 U.S. soldiers have arrived in Ukraine to act as 'trainers' for the county's newly-formed National Guard as part of what is being called Operation Fearless Guardian. The operation involving paratroopers will last for six months, according to a statement by the U.S. Army on Friday. U.S...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:00pm
Reclaiming, Relocalizing, Reconnecting: The Power of Taking Back Local Food Systems
"The 'business-as-usual' model can no longer be considered an option for a well-functioning food system in the future," report finds.
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:45pm
Mexican Oil Spill Leaves 100K Without Drinking Water
An oil spill in the Mexican state of Tabasco has left roughly 100,000 people without drinking water on Wednesday. The spill, which occurred on Sunday, was reportedly the result of a Pemex pipeline being breached by oil thieves . It polluted two rivers, forcing the shutdown of four water treatment...
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