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Solar Power Had A Huge Year In 2013

By Mike G, March 5 2014

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Solar Power Had A Huge Year In 2013

This post originally appeared on DeSmogBlog. A new report out from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shows that solar power came an incredibly long way toward asserting itself as a key part of the U.S. energy mix last year. The U.S. now has a total of 12.1 gigawatts of photovoltaic (PV) [...]

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Celebrating African American Environmentalists

By Avani Mody, February 28 2014

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Celebrating African American Environmentalists

Out of the 12 months of the year, only one month is dedicated to celebrating the rich and incredible African American history of the United States. The absurdity of the situation underscores how important it is that we pay homage to leaders, both current and historical, from the African American community. This country was built [...]

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BIG Palm Oil Players On The Move

By Gemma Tillack, February 20 2014

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BIG Palm Oil Players On The Move

Some of the best moments in life are the ones when you realize you are part of something BIG. Now is one of those times. With your support, RAN and our allies have made Conflict Palm Oil a front-burner issue for some of the world’s largest corporations—and there are clear signals that these companies are [...]

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#NOKXL: Thousands Across The U.S. Say “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”

By Scott Parkin, February 4 2014

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#NOKXL: Thousands Across The U.S. Say “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”

We can’t stop. We won’t stop. Our Indigenous friends and allies in the U.S. and Canada have vowed to not let the “Keystone XL Black Snake” cross their sacred land. In Nebraska, 115 landowners refuse to sign agreements with TransCanada and are willing to engage in civil disobedience. Over 76,000 have pledged to put their [...]

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APRIL Misses the Mark with New Forest Management Policy

By Christy Tennery-Spalding, January 31 2014

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APRIL Misses the Mark with New Forest Management Policy

On Tuesday, Indonesia’s second largest pulp and paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), released an updated Sustainable Forest Management Policy. While this policy is notable, especially given APRIL’s recent suspension from the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), it falls far short of what is needed for APRIL to clean up its [...]

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Remembering Becky Tarbotton: One Year Later

By Nell Greenberg, December 26 2013

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Remembering Becky Tarbotton: One Year Later

A year ago today the unimaginable happened. On December 26, 2012 we lost our executive director and friend, Rebecca Tarbotton. It was one of the hardest, most painful moments in Rainforest Action Network’s history. Remembering that day and the days that followed makes my insides hurt and my throat close. Beyond the hurt, though, there [...]

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Lumber Liquidators: Trading Siberian Tigers, Organized Crime, and Illegal Logging for Cheap Flooring

By Christy Tennery-Spalding, November 19 2013

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Lumber Liquidators: Trading Siberian Tigers, Organized Crime, and Illegal Logging for Cheap Flooring

A shocking new report shows direct ties between hardwood flooring giant Lumber Liquidators, organized crime, and the illegal logging of the habitat of the last 450 Siberian Tigers. This shameless disregard for the last few remaining members of the species in pursuit of cheap flooring is not only disgusting, it’s illegal under American law and [...]

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Pledge of Resistance Leaders Put Barack Obama “On Notice” – No Keystone XL Pipeline

By Scott Parkin, November 11 2013

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Pledge of Resistance Leaders Put Barack Obama “On Notice” – No Keystone XL Pipeline

Dear Barack Obama: Are you getting the message? Here comes the KXL Pledge of Resistance! More than 76,000 people have pledged to commit civil disobedience, if necessary, in opposition to President Obama’s possible approval of the pipeline.  Over 100 actions are currently scheduled in 37 states. Over the past three weeks, Pledge of Resistance leaders [...]

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Urgent: Papua New Guinea Tribes Under Threat from Conflict Palm Oil

By Laurel Sutherlin, November 11 2013

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Urgent: Papua New Guinea Tribes Under Threat from Conflict Palm Oil

The Indigenous communities of Collingwood Bay, Papua New Guinea are engaged in a high stakes battle to defend their land and culture from the threat of Conflict Palm Oil expansion and they have a quick and easy request for help right now. Much of RAN’s forest team is currently in Medan, Sumatra for the annual [...]

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Conflict Palm Oil Case Study – Cargill and Snack Food 20 At Risk!

By Gemma Tillack, October 31 2013

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Conflict Palm Oil Case Study – Cargill and Snack Food 20 At Risk!

[TRIGGER WARNING] This article documents rainforest destruction and incidents of orangutan fatalities in relation to the production of Conflict Palm Oil which is regularly used by Cargill and the Snack Food 20 companies. Pictures in this article and in the full report are disturbing. “Conflict Palm Oil” is now one of the leading causes of [...]

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