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New campaign launched: “10 Days to Stop Fast Track” brings together diverse network of labor, Internet, and environmental activists.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

An unprecedented network of advocacy organizations, labor unions, tech companies and environmental groups have initiated ten days of coordinated action aimed at halting the controversial “Fast Track” legislation introduced by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) earlier this month in an effort to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without a full Congressional debate. The “10 Days to Stop Fast Track” campaign will run from January 22-31.  

Goldman Sachs Sacks Coal Terminal Investment

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO--Today Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners sold off its remaining equity investment in Carrix, the parent company of Pacific International Terminals and SSA Marine that are behind a colossal coal export terminal proposal near Bellingham, Washington. The move comes after coal companies and their proponents have tabled or dropped three out of six proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest in the last two years.

Conflict Palm Oil in Every Grocery Aisle

In September, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) launched a campaign calling on the snack food industry to commit to responsible palm oil policies which source palm oil free from deforestation and human rights violations. Palm oil is a key ingredient in almost half of the processed foods sold in grocery stores, like ice cream, cookies, crackers, cereals, baby formula, soups and frozen meals.

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Borgen
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Choosing down-to-Earth oils

For more than a decade the demand for vegetable oils has been growing at an unsustainable rate, leading to massive tropical deforestation, becoming a major contribution to global warming, according to a recent report by the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists. Palm and soy oils have contributed the most to deforestation.

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Mail Tribune
Sunday, December 15, 2013

Learning about the Rainforests Inspires Vintage Hills Students to Help Save Them

"When our teacher told us rainforests are being destroyed, we thought we should help save them," said Seanna. "We decided to hold a Rainforest Read-a-thon where our parents, friends and family would sponsor us."

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The Independent
Friday, December 13, 2013

Palm oil proving unhealthy for people, environment

 

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SF Gate
Friday, December 13, 2013

Five Foods That Are Killing the Planet

"PALM OIL is one of the largest causes of rainforest destruction," says Laurel Sutherlin, a Rainforest Action Network spokesperson. According to RAN, U.S. palm oil use has ballooned by 500 percent over the past 10 years—it's now in about half of all packaged foods.

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Sierra Club
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Students and university clash on free speech

Students all over the nation have been exercising their right to free speech in a coordinated effort to stop actions which damage the climate. Organized by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), a campaign against Bank of America and Citibank has engaged college students to stage protests when these bank recruiters visit their campuses.

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University News

Worst-Case Scenario for Oil Sands Comes to Life, WikiLeak Docs Show

 

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Bloomberg
Thursday, December 5, 2013

World's biggest palm oil company makes zero deforestation commitment

Bill Barclay, Research and Policy Director with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), agreed that Wilmar's policy is only the beginning of the transformation of the palm oil sector from a major driver of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and social conflict toward something greener. 

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MongaBay.com
Thursday, December 5, 2013