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Coming Soon! Global Day of Action to Cut Conflict Palm Oil!

By Gemma Tillack, March 24 2014

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Coming Soon! Global Day of Action to Cut Conflict Palm Oil!

Thanks to your hard work and consumer pressure, the palm oil industry is on the move. Several of the Snack Food 20 companies we are targeting have already committed to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from their supply chain, or are in the process of doing so. But 5 of the biggest players are still dragging [...]

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Revelations on illegal Indonesian logging sends clear message to governments and buyers

By Lafcadio Cortesi, March 22 2014

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Revelations on illegal Indonesian logging sends clear message to governments and buyers

Last week the former governor of Riau province in Sumatra, the epicenter of deforestation in Indonesia, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by Indonesia’s anti corruption court for taking bribes for illegally issuing logging permits to nine suppliers of APRIL’s Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper and APP’s Indah Kiat mills. This conviction follows similar convictions [...]

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RAN Rocks Expo West Conference

By Megan Szrom, March 20 2014

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RAN Rocks Expo West Conference

Health food companies selling products with Conflict Palm Oil are called to address the Orangutan in the room. Last weekend, RAN took the truth on Conflict Palm Oil to the Expo West Natural Foods Conference in Anaheim, CA. A sea of 67,000 natural food industry exhibitors showcased everything from snackfood to health and beauty products. [...]

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7 Facts You Didn’t Know About What You’re Eating

By Jake Conroy, March 12 2014

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7 Facts You Didn’t Know About What You’re Eating

Sometimes the problem of climate change and environmental destruction seems so large that it feels insurmountable. We’ve changed our light bulbs to those weird looking things, and we signed up for the Pledge of Resistance. What more can we do? The answer is as close as your kitchen. A United Nations Environment Program report in [...]

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For My Grandchildren

By Guest, March 12 2014

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For My Grandchildren

This post is by Greg Sutherland, a Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance Volunteer. When the march began, I was nervous. I had never done anything like this before, but by the time we reached the Houston office of TransCanada, the company trying to build the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, my nervousness had washed away. [...]

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Is Palm Oil Healthy For Your Family? Dr. Weil Weighs In

By Ashley Schaeffer, March 11 2014

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Is Palm Oil Healthy For Your Family? Dr. Weil Weighs In

This article originally appeared on onegreenplanet.org. Now that we’ve added trans fats to the list of ingredients to look for—and avoid—on supermarket labels, and the FDA is poised to ban them from the food supply altogether, we’re good, right? Not so fast, warns Dr. Andrew Weil, America’s leading expert in integrative medicine. Conflict Palm Oil [...]

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XL Dissent: Where Do We Go From Here? Announcing the Pledge of Resistance Spring Training Tour

By Todd Zimmer, March 11 2014

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XL Dissent: Where Do We Go From Here? Announcing the Pledge of Resistance Spring Training Tour

The Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance is coming to campuses to train students for civil disobedience to stop the pipeline. Click here to join the 86,000 people who have already pledged to risk arrest to stop Keystone XL, and read on for training dates and locations—and to learn more about the movement to resist the [...]

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Hundreds Protest Keystone XL In Philly, 29 Arrested – Story In Photos

By Chris Eaton, March 10 2014

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Hundreds Protest Keystone XL In Philly, 29 Arrested – Story In Photos

While the formal public comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline came to a close last Friday (with more than two million comments against the pipeline!), KXL opponents in Philadelphia today turned from words to actions. They said no to the pipeline by putting their bodies on the line. More than one hundred protesters marched [...]

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The People vs. Big Oil – 24 hours to speak out against Keystone XL

By Chris Eaton, March 6 2014

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The People vs. Big Oil – 24 hours to speak out against Keystone XL

It’s been one month since the State Department opened the last official public comment period on the Keystone XL pipeline. There are only 24 hours left till the closing bell! This is your last chance to be officially heard on the pipeline—which has made the public comment period one of the biggest face-offs of the [...]

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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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