Posts Tagged with "Communities"

PepsiCo Says No More Land Grabbing; Now Needs To Cut Conflict Palm Oil and Deforestation

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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PepsiCo Says No More Land Grabbing; Now Needs To Cut Conflict Palm Oil and Deforestation

Today, food and beverage giant PepsiCo declared that it will no longer accept land grabbing in its global supply chains. Land grabbing occurs when Indigenous Peoples or local communities are kicked off their land so corporations can make profits from growing palm oil, sugar, and other crops. This announcement comes after significant consumer pressure from [...]

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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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Coal India to Investors: What’s a Few Billion Tons of Coal Between Friends?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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Coal India to Investors: What’s a Few Billion Tons of Coal Between Friends?

Yesterday, Greenpeace and the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) released a report that reveals that Coal India, the world’s largest coal miner, may be overstating its coal reserves by an estimated 3.5 billion metric tons. As the company and its bankers prepare a new offering of Coal India shares to the investing [...]

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Chicago’s Week Of Action Against Bank Of America

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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Chicago’s Week Of Action Against Bank Of America

Last week, RAN teamed up with Pilsen Environmental Rights and Reform Organization, Occupy Chicago, and Reverend Billy for a week of action against B of A highlighting the bank’s $4.3 billion dollars invested in the coal industry and its impacts on local communities in Chicago. The week started out with a visit to Bank of [...]

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Energy Co-Ops: Generating All Kinds of Green for Local Communities

Monday, August 15, 2011

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Energy Co-Ops: Generating All Kinds of Green for Local Communities

With all of the panic surrounding stocks, I’m clearly not the only one wondering where I should put my money for the long term. I want to know that my money will support the good, not just pad a CEO’s already fat pocket. I think I’ve found a solution, nestled in northern England. The Baywind [...]

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VIDEO: Danes And The Third Industrial Revolution

Monday, July 25, 2011

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VIDEO: Danes And The Third Industrial Revolution

RAN has been ramping up the dialogue against coal, calling for an end to new coal-fired power plants and for existing coal plants to be retired (these currently make up over 45% of total US energy generation). The coal industry argues that coal technology is already available while renewable energy technology is a pipe-dream that [...]

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Breaking: UBS Eighth Bank To Slow Financing Of MTR

Friday, November 19, 2010

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More good news for our global finance campaign – this week Swiss banking giant UBS issued a public statement highlighting the regulatory and reputational concerns around mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining in Appalachia. UBS is the eighth bank to do this! Significantly, UBS has been the biggest funder of MTR coal mining, including the worst of [...]

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Why Coal Ash Needs Regulating

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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The EPA has been holding public hearings on its coal ash regulations regulatory proposals across the US this Fall. The final public hearing is scheduled for Knoxville, TN next week, on October 27. See for yourself why the EPA must regulate toxic coal ash waste: Ohio Citizen Action has put together this video which explains [...]

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A Tale of Two Swiss Banks

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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We’ve been keeping our eyes on the Swiss alps as we fight to stop the destruction of Appalachia’s beautiful mountains. The reason? International banking giants provide major finance to some of the coal companies who blow up mountains to mine coal and the biggest global funder of mountaintop removal (MTR) is the largest Swiss bank, [...]

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Hungarian sludge spill stirs up memories of Martin County, KY

Monday, October 18, 2010

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The recent images of destruction from  Hungary, where a flood of toxic mud from an aluminum waste pond has killed at least eight people, injured hundreds more and forced hundreds from their homes, are stirring up strong memories in Eastern Kentucky. This week marks the tenth anniversary of the Martin County Sludge Spill. The Associated [...]

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