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Commentary: Trump’s war on science is hobbling the U.S. in the global innovation race

Fred Krupp, EDF’s president, says if the U.S. drops out of the innovation race, we’ll turn our backs on our most critical challenge: climate change.

 ⋮ Forbes, Sept. 5, 2019
Op-ed: What do fires in the Amazon have to do with California?

Stephan Schwartzman, a tropical forest policy expert at EDF, says leaders have the power to change the outcome of this unfolding disaster.

 ⋮ Sacramento Bee, Aug. 30, 2019
Article: Trump administration to relax restrictions on methane, a powerful greenhouse gas

Ben Ratner, an energy innovation expert at EDF, says that rolling back the regulations could reward bad actors in the industry.

 ⋮ The Washington Post, Aug. 29, 2019

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  • Type: Information about EDF
    Date: September 16, 2019
    EDF will be participating in a number of events during UN Climate week in New York City, September 21 - 26.
  • Type: Report
    Date: September 10, 2019
    States that embrace innovative new ways to finance on-farm conservation can deliver multiple benefits to farmers, state residents, taxpayers and the environment.
  • Type: Fact Sheet
    Date: August 31, 2019
    El Estándar de Bosques Tropicales (EBT) de California ofrece garantías sólidas de salvaguardas a la protección de los derechos humanos y de los pueblos indígenas, así como a elementos importantes de ecosistemas naturales, considerando las buenas prácticas internacionales y que van más allá con requisitos adicionales de verificación por terceros. 

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