Posts By Toben Dilworth

Toben - who has written 12 posts on Rainforest Action Network Blog.

Toben is RAN's Art Director, where he oversees RAN's visual identity, print materials and advertisements. Toben also edits and designs RAN's quarterly newsletter, The Panther. Toben can be found on Twitter: @TobenD

RAN’S Greatest Hits: 1985-2010

By Toben, January 26 2011

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RAN’S Greatest Hits: 1985-2010

1985 began with the swearing in of Ronald Reagan for his second term as President of the United States. It was a flash point in our democracy marked by massive deregulation of corporations and unprecedented environmental rollbacks. 1985 was also the year that Randy Hayes and Mike Roselle founded Rainforest Action Network, an organization that [...]

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Chris Jordan takes on U.S. coal consumption

By Toben, August 6 2009

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Chris Jordan takes on U.S. coal consumption

I’ve been a fan of Chris Jordan’s photographs for quite some time. No other work that I’ve seen captures the sheer magnitude of our culture’s dark side in a way that is extremely powerful, very personal and unmistakably quantifiable. Chris has taken on some provocative topics over the years, showing us how one hundred million [...]

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A Tasmanian tragedy? : How the forestry industry has torn an island apart

By Toben, July 8 2009

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A Tasmanian tragedy? : How the forestry industry has torn an island apart

A Tasmanian tragedy? : How the forestry industry has torn an island apart. A great article from Mongabay on the momumental struggle to protect Tasmania’s forests from clearcutting by rogue logger Gunns, Inc. RAN is proud to be working alongside our allies in Australia to preserve these maginificent forests, which include the world’s tallest hardwood [...]

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It’s About Time

By Toben, April 17 2009

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It’s About Time

The E.P.A. is putting “Protection” back into their name. From The New York Times: The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday formally declared carbon dioxide and five other heat-trapping gases to be pollutants that threaten public health and welfare, setting in motion a process that for the first time in the United States will regulate the [...]

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Los Angeles Times: Drunk on Ethanol

By Toben, August 22 2007

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Los Angeles Times: Drunk on Ethanol

An editorial in Sunday’s edition of The Los Angeles Times provides a sobering examination of the widely-touted ethanol solution to our oil addiction. The Times does a great job of laying out the tremendous ecological and economic costs associated with large-scale ethanol production (including a growing “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico the size [...]

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Global warming deniers: A well-funded machine

By Toben, August 10 2007

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Global warming deniers: A well-funded machine

“If you think those who have long challenged the mainstream scientific findings about global warming recognize that the game is over, think again…” Great cover story in the current issue of Newsweek examining the decades-long battle to undermine the scientific consensus on global warming waged by Big Coal, Big Oil and industry-funded front groups such [...]

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Los Angeles Times deconstructs nuclear power

By Toben, July 24 2007

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Los Angeles Times deconstructs nuclear power

A comprehensive editorial in today’s Los Angeles Times provides a timely deconstruction of existing arguments in favor of nuclear power. Aside from outlining the numerous risks and uncertainties associated with our atomic future, The Times cites efficiency and expansion of renewables such as wind and solar as a much better alternative in reducing emissions as [...]

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Chevron to be held accountable in Nigeria

By Toben, June 7 2007

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Chevron to be held accountable in Nigeria

San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron Corporation may face a second ‘trial of the century’ after a San Francisco Federal judge ruled yesterday that a lawsuit accusing the oil giant of collusion with the Nigerian government in attacks that killed and wounded villagers protesting Chevron’s practices may proceed to trial in the U.S. The lawsuit follows a [...]

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Ecuador invites the world to save its rainforest

By Toben, June 7 2007

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Ecuador invites the world to save its rainforest

Ecuador’s newly-elected President Rafael Correa has appealed to the international community to help raise half the amount of projected revenues resulting from oil extraction in one of the most biologically-rich tropical rainforests in the world in order to save it. The announcement is somewhat revolutionary in that an elected leader is openly promoting investment in [...]

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The great northern forest

By Toben, May 14 2007

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The great northern forest

Scientists from around the world are calling on the Canadian legislature to strengthen protections for the increasingly endangered Boreal forest. A letter from 1,500 scientists from 50 countries released today warns: “We are concerned that current conservation planning efforts are insufficient to sustain the ecological integrity of Canada’s Boreal region, one of the most intact [...]

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