Posts Tagged with "china"

HarperCollins Paper Policy Under Construction – An Opportunity to Get it Right

Friday, December 14, 2012

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HarperCollins Paper Policy Under Construction – An Opportunity to Get it Right

This morning I logged onto to HarperCollins’ website to check out the company’s paper policy. What I found was something different than I’d seen before—just the first paragraph of their previous policy. I suspect that the policy may be under construction as we speak, and if that’s the case, I am urging HarperCollins to be [...]

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A Day In Rumipamba

Thursday, March 15, 2012

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A Day In Rumipamba

We brought some Chinese journalists out to Rumipamba yesterday, a Quichua village spread along a recently paved road in the Auca Sur oil field. The journalists were looking for the tabloid version of what happened here, and Rumipamba is a gold mine in that regard. There was an oil spill in Rumipamba back in 1976 [...]

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The Raging Grannies Show a Reporter from China What Free Speech Means in America

Friday, January 28, 2011

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The Raging Grannies Show a Reporter from China What Free Speech Means in America

The Change Chevron team recently went down to Lafayette, CA to congratulate Chevron CEO John Watson on his company’s induction into the Corporate Hall of Shame, and the Bay Area chapter of the Raging Grannies rolled with us. Granny Ruth filed this report about how the group of elderly activists was questioned by police while [...]

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Walmart Goes Out On A Limb: Sustainable Palm Oil By 2015

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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After a great deal of bad press, such as the 2005 film The High Cost of Low Prices, the retail giant Wal-Mart has been feeling the pressure to clean-up their tainted public image.  While they still have a way to go, on October 14th, Wal-Mart announced significant sustainable agriculture goals that has caught the food [...]

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Rainforests Or Big Business: Who Will Win In Jakarta?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) 8th Annual Meeting is coming up November 8-11th in Jakarta. RAN’s rainforest agribusiness team will be there. Indonesia is the world’s 3rd largest greenhouse gas emitter, after the U.S. and China, due to the rapid conversion of the forest country’s valuable rainforests for the expansion of two insatiable, [...]

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The Dirty Business of “Clean Coal”

Monday, July 19, 2010

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Nearly 50% of energy in the U.S. comes from coal, and now many industry propagandists are touting the benefits of a “cleaner” way of using this controversial fossil fuel. Check out the fascinating new documentary Dirty Business which explores the murky realities of “clean coal.” In the digital age, half our electricity still comes from [...]

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The elephant in the oil palm plantation: China’s growing influence in the oil palm industry

Friday, October 9, 2009

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Here at RAN the agribusiness campaign is hard at work pressuring US agribusiness companies, with a  focus on the massive privately held company Cargill, to stop their dirty and dangerous practices of developing oil palm plantations in the rich tropical rainforests of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. Cargill has a total of five oil [...]

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Smog, the Equalizer for Olympic Athletes

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

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China’s already taken 90% of its 3 million cars off the road in Beijing in order to reduce air pollution for the Olympics, but that still isn’t enough for them to hit “safe” levels of pollution each day of the games. What I heard on NPR this morning was mind-blowing on a number of levels, [...]

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