Posts Tagged with "forest"

Ignoring Human Rights Abuses and Coal’s Uncertain Future, Big Banks Line Up for Piece of World’s Largest Coal Miner

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

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Ignoring Human Rights Abuses and Coal’s Uncertain Future, Big Banks Line Up for Piece of World’s Largest Coal Miner

This is a guest post by Ashish Fernandes, a climate campaigner with Greenpeace. Green is in on Wall Street. Or so you’d think, if you believe the sustainability policies of some of the United States’ biggest banks. Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley all have paid lip service to environmental [...]

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Mickey and Minnie Protest Disney Rainforest Destruction at Company HQ

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Mickey and Minnie Protest Disney Rainforest Destruction at Company HQ

UPDATE: On October 11, 2012, Disney announced a comprehensive paper policy that maximizes its use of environmentally superior papers like recycled and eliminates controversial sources like those connected to Indonesian rainforest destruction. For more info, visit www.ran.org/disney. Early this morning, two activists supporting Rainforest Action Network unfurled a 35 foot banner across The Walt Disney Company’s [...]

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Cargill leaves a palm oil mess in Papua New Guinea

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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Cargill Inc., the world’s largest agribusiness company, has announced the sale of their palm oil plantations in the remote tropical nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Cargill owns mills and plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia, and until today, PNG, and trades palm oil globally produced by at least 25 additional palm oil producers in Indonesia and [...]

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Bunge Shareholder Meeting Update

Monday, May 11, 2009

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Great report back from Samantha Corbin, who attended Bunge’s shareholder meeting last Friday! “I’m more of a party crasher than someone who gets an engraved invitation. Certainly so when the party is the shareholder meeting of a billion-dollar multinational corporation like Bunge, one of the largest argribusiness and food companies in the world and a [...]

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Indigenous resistance gets the goods

Friday, July 18, 2008

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If you haven’t already heard about Ontario’s huge announcement for the Boreal and Indigenous rights then you should REALLY check out this earlier post. Ontario’s Premier committed to protect 50% of the province’s Northern Boreal Forest from all industry, and to allow new logging and mining only with the support of First Nations through a [...]

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Indigenous prisoners of conscience

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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Earlier this week 6 political leaders of the Indigenous Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) First Nation were sentenced to 6 months in jail for refusing to allow mining and exploration on their traditional lands. KI councilor Cecilia Begg, the only woman among the KI six, is now all alone in the Thunder Bay District jail, a notorious [...]

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Grassy Narrows women take action

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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Last week women from Grassy went out to the edges of their land, near where some cutting of the forest is still taking place. One of the women sent out this statement: We will go there to feel a little bit of the suffering the land is feeling. We will go there to feel the [...]

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KI Chief facing jail time for defending land

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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“I’m prepared to go to jail for my belief in my land.” Those words were spoken by Chief Donny Morris in a Thunder Bay Ontario courtroom on January 25th. With those words it became crystal clear that Chief Morris and his small fly-in community can not, and will not back down in their stand to [...]

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The Mainstream Media Spreads the Word about Palm Oil

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

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It has been an amazing few weeks for media about palm oil. Three articles, from the Sacramento Bee, the NYTimes, and CNN.com highlighted the problems with the expansion of palm oil in Indonesia and Malaysia. The Sacramento Bee article highlighted the role of palm oil in habitat destruction in Indonesia– underlining the threat to orangutans [...]

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Deforestation leading cause of Global Warming

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

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OK – we know that forests trap carbon which helps reduce the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. We know that planting trees and restoring forests increases the depth of this carbon trap. We know that transportation and power generation are great emitters of greenhouse gases. But have a look at this article from [...]

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