Posts Tagged with "climate change"

Resisting Exxon and Peabody’s Dark Age

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Resisting Exxon and Peabody’s Dark Age

Forget the reign of Tywin Lannister and his bloodthirsty brood of children, grandchildren and henchmen raping and pillaging their way through the fantastical land of Westeros while hapless Starks are beheaded and scattered to the winds. Our own world’s fate is similarly imperiled by the fossil fuel empire’s own game of thrones, power and profit [...]

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All Our Water is Going to a Plant We Don’t Eat to Support a Diet We Don’t Need.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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All Our Water is Going to a Plant We Don’t Eat to Support a Diet We Don’t Need.

2013 went down as the driest year in California’s recorded history.  A major reservoir outside of Sacramento has been reduced from 83% to 36% capacity in just over 2 years.  In the Central Valley, 1,200 square miles of land is sinking at a rate of 11 inches a year from the drilling of groundwater.  And [...]

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

Saturday, 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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Blockade: Fighting strip mine expansion Rocky Branch, Illinois

Friday, March 21, 2014

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Blockade: Fighting strip mine expansion Rocky Branch, Illinois

This post is by activist Jeff Lucas.  Residents of Illinois’ Rocky Branch community halt Peabody strip mine expansion for three hours with a road blockade.  321 miles south of Chicago sits Rocky Branch, a community tucked into the Shawnee Hills. Roughly 1 mile north of Rocky Branch is the Cottage Grove strip mine. Peabody has been [...]

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

Wednesday, 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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Climate Culprits Exposed In New Scorecard

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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Climate Culprits Exposed In New Scorecard

We know that keeping forests standing, along with keeping fossil fuels in the ground, offers Earth’s best hope for fighting catastrophic climate change. Yet everyday rainforests and carbon-rich peatlands are destroyed, burnt and replaced with row upon row of palm oil plantations. This destruction has propelled Indonesia, the world’s largest exporter of palm oil, into [...]

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XL Dissent: “We Are Building A Culture of Resistance”

Friday, February 28, 2014

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XL Dissent: “We Are Building A Culture of Resistance”

This Sunday, over one thousand young people will descend on the White House. By the end of the day, hundreds of them, most of them students at more than 200 colleges and universities, will be arrested. There’s something happening here. Just days after a U.S. State Department review determined that ERM, an oil industry contractor [...]

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VIDEO: Thousands Take Action Saying #NOKXL

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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VIDEO: Thousands Take Action Saying #NOKXL

On January 31, the U.S. State Department released its final environmental impact statement on Keystone XL. The report was heavily influenced by the oil industry, but it still gave the president everything he needs to reject Keystone XL. Within 72 hours, over 10,000 of us gathered at an astounding 283 vigils for the climate in [...]

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Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL

Don’t fool yourselves: Big Oil and Big Oil-friendly politicians aren’t giving up on tar sands or any other dirty fossil fuels. The only thing that’s gonna stop the tar sands and these pipelines is us. In 2011, we were all galvanized by the Tar Sands Action to draw a line in the sands on Keystone [...]

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Progress Report: Asia Pulp & Paper, One Year Later

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Progress Report: Asia Pulp & Paper, One Year Later

Today marks the 1st year anniversary of the latest published “forest conservation policy” (FCP) of the Sinar Mas Group’s Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). Rainforest Action Network has evaluated the progress APP and its suppliers have made towards implementing key elements of its policy as well as toward meeting the APP Performance Targets and Milestones [...]

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