The Huffington Post: Efforts to End Deforestation Brings Together Strange Bedfellows
"In 2007, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) launched a campaign to persuade Cargill -- the largest exporter of palm oil into the US, and one of a handful of traders that dominate the industry -- to stop buying oil grown on newly cut forests and peatlands. When Cargill refused to...
Friday, Nov 21 2014
The Independent: Pepsi True back on Amazon after product dissappeared from catalogue amid pressure from environmentalist groups
"Amazon has reinstated Pepsi True's page on its website after the listing was flooded with negative reviews from environmentalist groups over its "irresponsible" use of palm oil. ...
Thursday, Nov 20 2014
Eco Business: NGOs see clear next steps on High Carbon Stock forests
"Greenpeace, WWF, the Forest People’s Programme and Rainforest Action Network laud commitments by some companies to protect forest areas classified as ‘High Carbon Stock’, but say challenges still remain." READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Tuesday, Nov 18 2014
Monga Bay: Only place where rhinos, tigers, elephants, and organgutans coexist is under threat
"A forest that is the only place where rhinos, tigers, elephants, and orangutans coexist is under threat from planned infrastructure, mining, logging, and plantation projects, warns a new report from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN)." READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Wednesday, Nov 12 2014
Alternet: Fabulously Dressed San Francisco Activists Confront Big Fashion Over Its Role in Deforestation
"Earlier Thursday morning, activists staged a protest in downtown San Francisco to call attention to forest destruction for fabric. Activists are visiting Fashion 15 companies throughout the city, demanding that companies get forest destruction out of their fabric." READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
Friday, Nov 7 2014
One Green Planet: What’s the Deal With Dissolvable Paper Pulp and Why is it in Your Clothing?
"Chances are when you pick up a shirt in a department store, the first thought you have isn’t: “Did this shirt contribute to deforestation?” You might be conscious of the material and prefer to buy organic cotton textiles … but, we’re guessing you never knew that some of the items hanging...
Monday, Nov 3 2014
Monga Bay: Dissolving Pulp: A growing threat to global forests
"Dissolving pulp is not just a threat to the forests of Indonesia. It is a growing industry across the globe, and it’s putting several of the world’s endangered forests in jeopardy." READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
Thursday, Oct 30 2014
The Huffington Post: Tigers Don't Want Their Forests Liquidated
"You shouldn't have to worry that installing a new hardwood floor in your kitchen will rob Siberian tigers of their home. Since 1900, we've had a law in this country, the Lacey Act, that prohibits trade in wildlife, fish, and plants that have been illegally taken, possessed, transported, or sold....
Thursday, Oct 2 2014
Vice: UN Climate Change Summit Yields Major Announcements on Deforestation
"Among the few commitments to emerge from a one-day climate summit — held at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday and attended by over 100 heads of state — was a promise to end destruction of the world's forests by 2030 and funnel over $1 billion in aid to...
Wednesday, Sep 24 2014