Posts Tagged with "india"

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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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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Coal India Threatens Communities and Forests

Thursday, August 22, 2013

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Coal India Threatens Communities and Forests

This summer, the RAN energy team has been casting our eyes around the globe and researching the impact that coal mining is having on deforestation. One of the regions that we are most concerned about is in India, where more than 1.1million hectares of forest are threatened by the expansion of open-pit coal mining. Open-pit [...]

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Gibson Guitars Is Playing Politics To The Detriment Of Jobs And Forests

Thursday, September 8, 2011

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Gibson Guitars Is Playing Politics To The Detriment Of Jobs And Forests

Today’s announcement that John Boehner will host Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juskiewicz in the speaker’s box during President Obama’s jobs speech as a victim of over-regulation run amok is an example of cynical fact-twisting at its worst. Gibson Guitars, maker of the iconic Les Paul electric guitar, is under investigation for violating a law that [...]

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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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RAN West Bengal works to save the Ganges River

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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As a part of its awareness campaign against the pollution of the Ganges River, RAN WEST BENGAL organized a meeting on January 17. The Ganges River, which the Indian government recently declared the National River of India, has become a soup of pollution. It is a beautiful river. It is just really mucked up. The [...]

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RAN West Bengal Gathers a Crowd to Stop Climate Change

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

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Sudipta Sarkhel has been coordinating a RAN group out of West Bengal and doing some amazing work! I am pasting here a report from a public meeting they held last week where citizens from the area came to express their concern over pollution in West Bengal and its impact on the climate. It’s so amazing [...]

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