Posts Tagged with "Wildlife"

Can Protected Areas Combat the Sixth Mass Extinction?

Friday, August 12, 2011

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Can Protected Areas Combat the Sixth Mass Extinction?

Our planet is currently facing one of the most destructive extinction events in the history of the earth, with an estimated loss of 30,000 species per year, known as the Sixth Mass Extinction. The cause?  Humans. The pulp and paper and palm oil industries are causing species extinction left, right, and center in one of [...]

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Appalachian Coalition to March on Blair Mountain June 4-11

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Appalachian Coalition to March on Blair Mountain June 4-11

I’ve been part of the movement to end mountaintop removal for five years now. In 2008, RAN and I helped organize blockade actions against Dominion Energy which was building a new coal fired power plant in Wise, VA. In 2009 and 2010, we worked in solidarity with Appalachian and direct action groups in southern West [...]

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Is the “Happiest Place on Earth” Driving Tigers and Orangutans into Extinction?

Monday, May 16, 2011

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Is the “Happiest Place on Earth” Driving Tigers and Orangutans into Extinction?

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. Young or old, when one thinks of the Walt Disney Company, the first images that come to mind are almost certainly [...]

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Thursday, March 17, 2011

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Climate Action Fund: Get Action, Not Offsets

Research shows that carbon offsets aren’t working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stall global warming. That’s why RAN has founded the Climate Action Fund. In theory, a carbon offset is a reduction in emissions of carbon or greenhouse gases made in order to compensate for or to offset an emission made elsewhere. Rather than [...]

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The Failing Fight to End Illegal Animal Trade and Trafficking in Indonesia

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

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Illegal trafficking, trade, and poaching of endangered wildlife in Indonesia are not new problems, but these disgusting practices that blatantly violate animal rights and the law have been drawing more attention than usual in international media lately. Although it gives me hope that more people are paying attention to this rampant problem and that new [...]

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Roaring at Barnes & Noble with Tiki the Tiger

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

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Roaring at Barnes & Noble with Tiki the Tiger

Leave it to the folks at Rainforest Action Network to make anything fun. As an intern with RAN, my job is basically to do whatever task I’m presented, so when Hillary Lehr asked the interns, Lindsay, Lola, and I, to do our own Roar at the Store at the local Barnes & Noble, I thought, [...]

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When A Deforestation Moratorium Doesn’t Matter

Friday, January 7, 2011

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When A Deforestation Moratorium Doesn’t Matter

When I think of a moratorium from a forest perspective, normally it is a very good thing. Convincing corporations or governments to agree to a moratorium that halts deforestation can be like placing a big fat stop sign in front of bulldozers at the edge of a forest. But in the case of Indonesia, are [...]

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Big Oil Lies About Tar Sands Pipeline

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Big Oil Lies About Tar Sands Pipeline

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is making false claims about a massive new oil pipeline through the Midwest that contradict the Industry’s own research. In a conference call last week reported today by Politico, API previewed a national advertising campaign supporting the TransCanada KeystoneXL oil pipeline set to launch in January. Critics including Senator Mike [...]

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Diggin’ Palm Oil Free Soap

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Diggin’ Palm Oil Free Soap

Most of us practice personal hygiene at least every couple of days, and because many contain synthetic chemicals, a portion of those end up in our bodies and in our earth.  For the last few months, I’ve been trying to green-up my beauty routine.  If I wouldn’t put something in my body, why would I [...]

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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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