Posts Tagged with "Union of Concerned Scientists"

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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Girl Scouts USA Announces Palm Oil Plan for Thin Mints: Greenwash or Game-Changer?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

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Girl Scouts USA Announces Palm Oil Plan for Thin Mints: Greenwash or Game-Changer?

After four years of savvy campaigning by Girl Scout activists Madison Vorva and Rhiannon Tomtishen, Girl Scouts USA (GSUSA) has finally acknowledged its role in rainforest destruction by releasing a commitment regarding its use of palm oil in its iconic cookies. Unfortunately, the statement on palm oil just released is a small step in the [...]

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Who’s Got the Power?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Who’s Got the Power?

Did you know that every state in the U.S. has great clean energy resources, yet most choose instead to completely neglect these resources and spend billions of dollars importing dirty coal from other states—and even other countries? Shocking! It gets worse. Utility companies are making some really bad decisions on our behalf. Take this quiz [...]

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Thin Mints vs. Orangutan Survival: Girl Scouts Face Moral Dilemma

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Thin Mints vs. Orangutan Survival: Girl Scouts Face Moral Dilemma

“Hello, girls. We heard how you’re refusing to sell Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies because they contain palm oil, the production of which might destroy habitat for orangutans in Indonesia. That’s sweet. But listen, you little do-gooders: These are decisions best left to adults.” This quote from Seattle Times columnist Ron Judd gave two determined [...]

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