Posts Tagged with "education"

Top 10 Ways To Celebrate World Rainforest Week

Monday, October 18, 2010

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Happy World Rainforest Week! How will YOU celebrate rainforests from October 17-24? Please add your ideas, activities, and commitments as a comment to this blog to keep our thoughts and actions fresh with new ways to think global and act local. Here are some ideas from our staff, friends, and activist like YOU about how [...]

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Winner of RAN’s 2010 Earth Day Poster Contest!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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Congratulations to the Winner of Rainforest Action Network’s 2010 Earth Day Poster Contest: Name: Kayla Smith Grade: 6th Teacher: Amy Cole School: Thompkins Middle School Location: Evansville, IN —- Congratulations to Brandon and our Honorable Mentions below!  Everybody who participated in RAN’s 2010 Earth Day Poster Contest is a winner. Why? Because when the planet [...]

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REDD Forest Agreement Still Missing Basic Elements for Sustainability

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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As negotiations wrapped up in Barcelona at the UN Climate Talks, the opportunity for a robust agreement to reduce emissions from deforestation and degradation in developing countries (REDD) is dangling from a wire. The latest negotiating text, which parties will be working on at the opening of the Copenhagen UNFCCC COP15, contains no provisions to [...]

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Forget the Black Gold, Just Clean Water Please

Monday, October 5, 2009

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I’m sitting opposite the ‘Hotel Black Gold’ as the sun goes down over Lago Agrio and the streets start to hum with evening traffic, people returning home from work and families out walking together. It’s hard to believe that just a few short hours ago this street was filled with hundreds of indigenous people and [...]

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Tar Sands Threaten Canada’s Rainforests

Monday, October 5, 2009

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October 12-18 is World Rainforest Week. Every year, we take this opportunity to highlight rainforest destruction around the world – and what we are doing to stop it. And RAN is indeed doing great work to stop rainforest destruction for palm oil in Indonesia (in fact, we just put out a really cool report that [...]

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Could Chevron Have a Change of Heart?

Friday, October 2, 2009

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Fabiola is a beautiful thirteen-year old girl with sparkling bright eyes and an infectious smile. As we approached her house in the village of Taracoa in Ecuador, she marched right over to us in her green t-shirt and rainbow flip flops, stuck out her hand in introduction – and shook each of ours vigorously. Her [...]

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Seeing the Rainforests for the Trees in the Senate Climate Bill

Friday, September 25, 2009

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Senators Kerry and Boxer have said that they are on track to introduce the first step for Senate version of the ACES climate bill next Wednesday, September 30th. The draft will reportedly include an emissions reduction target of 20% from 2005 levels by 2020, an modest improvement over ACES’ 17% target, but nowhere near the [...]

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Peru blockades called off but controversy remains

Monday, June 22, 2009

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Here is the latest on the Peru conflict. As of Friday, June 19th, the BBC reported that due to the repeal of the two most controversial presidential decrees, the blockades were being called off. Indigenous federation leader Daysi Zapata said she expects President Alan Garcia’s administration to consult Indigenous communities on development plans that affect [...]

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Sorting Global Warming Fact from Fiction

Friday, May 22, 2009

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> Original story at Center for American Progress. Cattle graze in front of wind mills of the Spanish utility Endesa in the Eolico Park, Spain. SOURCE: AP/Javier Barbancho. By Vanessa Cárdenas | May 20, 2009 Léalo en español When so-called experts with little credibility and ties to the energy industry come out against renewable energy [...]

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Air Pollution Endangers Lives of Six in 10 Americans

Thursday, April 30, 2009

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One of the biggest culprits behind air pollution is – you guessed it – dirty coal plants (that would be all of them.) Global warming, acid rain, massive amounts of toxic waste, and straight-up, old-fashioned air pollution that is killing people – all brought to you by this dinosaur that continues to promote itself as [...]

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