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Tuesday, Dec 6 2016
Civil Society Warns Olympic Committee Over Risks of Human Rights Abuses, Rainforest Destruction and Illegal Logging in Run-Up to 2020 Tokyo Games
Contact: [Japan] Yuki Sakamoto, Global Environmental Forum, sakamoto@gef.or.jp, +81-3-5825-9735 [US] Hana Heineken, Rainforest Action Network, hheineken@ran.org, +1-609-553-4844 [Malaysia] Nicholas Mujah, Sarawak Dayak Iban Association, sadiahq@gmail.com,...
Thursday, Dec 1 2016
PepsiCo: Performance without Principles
We've got PepsiCo’s attention, and we know that the company is feeling the heat. Over the past 5 months, we’ve hunted down PepsiCo’s biggest and...
Monday, Nov 28 2016
PALM OIL INNOVATION GROUP PRESENTS LEADING LABOUR PRACTICES TO UPHOLD WORKERS’ RIGHTS
New publication on labour rights comes at critical time as growing body of research highlights widespread labour rights issues in conventional palm oil industry. FOR...
Wednesday, Nov 23 2016
Urgent Action for Endangered Orangutans
One of the few remaining primary forests in West Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Sungai Putri is home to between 750 and 1750 critically endangered Bornean orangutans....
Monday, Nov 21 2016
Tyson Foods, Conflict Palm Oil & Factory Farming: A Pre-Holiday Look at the True Cost of Industrial Food.
 Content Warning: Images of Industrial Farming and Animal Violence. The average American dinner plate - meat, potatoes and/or a frozen packaged meal with Conflict Palm Oil....
Friday, Nov 18 2016
Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan
November 18, 2016 Contact:Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Obama Abandons Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Drilling Plan Today, President Obama released the next five-year...
Wednesday, Nov 16 2016
Activists Confront PepsiCo Leaders Across the Country
Last week, RAN activists confronted both Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo and Al Carey, CEO of PepsiCo North America, on the company’s connection to the...
Tuesday, Nov 15 2016
Calls for Labor Reform Dominate Annual Palm Oil Sustainability Meeting
RAN and Allies Bring Labor Issues Front and Center for the Palm Oil Industry The issues faced by the roughly 3.5 million workers in the...
Tuesday, Nov 15 2016
HCS Convergence Process Concludes: Agreement on Unified Approach to Implementing No Deforestation Commitments
8 November 2016 Bangkok, Thailand -- Following a year of intensive work, the HCS Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok that they have reached agreement on...
Wednesday, Nov 9 2016
A Note on the US Election
This is a sobering moment. Today I am filled with both disappointment and determination, inspired by the demonstrations of love, resistance and solidarity from around...
Monday, Nov 7 2016
RAN Statement on Citigroup’s Leading Role in Financing Dakota Access Pipeline
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 7, 2016 PDF available here   Contact:           Christopher J. Herrera, Rainforest Action Network, 510. 290. 5282 Amanda Starbuck, Rainforest Action...
Sunday, Nov 6 2016
Laporan Terbaru: Pembukaan Hutan terus Dilakukan oleh Industri Kelapa Sawit Meskipun Moratorium Berlaku, Mengancam Kelangsungan Hidup Spesies dan Keselamatan Hidup Jutaan Manusia
Ekosistem Leuser dalam keadaan kritis setelah hutan hujan dan lahan gambut terus dirusak untuk perkebunan kelapa sawit, mengancam habitat gajah Sumatra dan orangutan KONTAK: U.S. —...
Sunday, Nov 6 2016
New Report: Despite Moratorium, Ongoing Forest Clearance by Palm Oil Industry Threatens Survival of Key Species and Safety and Livelihood for Millions
Critical Leuser Ecosystem suffers continued destruction of lowland rainforest and peatland areas for palm oil; Plantations threaten disappearing Sumatran elephant and orangutan habitat CONTACT: U.S. based —...
Thursday, Nov 3 2016
Wyoming Tells BLM to "Keep it in the Ground" at Oil and Gas Auction
Wyoming Tells BLM to “Keep it in the Ground” at  Oil and Gas Land Auction This past Tuesday, RAN staff and our allies on the...
Thursday, Nov 3 2016
SoCal Tells Obama to "Keep It in the Ground!"
We know that in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change we have to make immediate changes. One of the biggest changes we...
Thursday, Nov 3 2016
BREAKING: Activists Confront PepsiCo CEO on Labor Abuses
This week, during the Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York City, RAN activists confronted Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, on the company’s connection to...
Wednesday, Nov 2 2016
How to Support Standing Rock: A Personal FAQ
Hey folks, my name is Brihannala Morgan and I’m a senior forest campaigner at RAN. While my work mostly involves working directly with Indigenous and...
Wednesday, Nov 2 2016
Rainforest Action Network Endorses the Movement for Black Lives Platform
I am proud to say that Rainforest Action Network endorses the Movement for Black Lives Platform.https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/ Rainforest Action Network has a 30 year history of...
Friday, Oct 28 2016
Tell banks: Don’t sacrifice the Rio Grande Valley for fracked gas
Here’s the latest fact banks don’t want you to know: Fracked gas exports are worse for the climate than coal. But big banks are getting ready...
Thursday, Oct 27 2016
New Study Exposes Serious Threats to Texas Coastal Communities
For release, 6am EST October 27, 2016 CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org  New Study Exposes Serious Threats to Texas...
Tuesday, Oct 18 2016
Students Across the Country Tell PepsiCo: “We Won’t Work for Conflict Palm Oil”
PepsiCo Stands to Lose Out on Recruiting Top Millennial Talent Every Fall, college and universities across the country welcome companies on their campuses to provide...
Friday, Oct 14 2016
100 Days Left for President Obama to Tip the Scales: New Report Outlines Actions Needed Before Leaving Office
Will President Obama’s climate legacy be determined by his rhetoric on climate change, a historic Agreement made in Paris last year, and the Clean Power...
Thursday, Oct 13 2016
New Report Blasts President Obama’s Record on Climate Change
For release, October 13, 2016 Contact: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, (510) 747-8476, virali@ran.org   New Report Blasts President Obama’s Record on Climate Change Reveals...
Tuesday, Oct 11 2016
Amid Controversy, NGOs Call for Suspension of Palm Oil Giant Indofood from RSPO
After a second scathing investigation documents systemic labor violations on Indofood palm oil plantations in Indonesia, groups call for action from the RSPO FOR IMMEDIATE...
Tuesday, Oct 11 2016
Palm Oil: Bad for Forests, and Your Health
Appetite for Destruction: Palm Oil DiariesCrossposted at One Green Planet I recently watched a fascinating new documentary film called, “Appetite for Destruction: Palm Oil Diaries.”...
Tuesday, Oct 11 2016
Will the RSPO enforce its own rules and protect workers rights?
The backbone of any certification system is its credibility in the market. If brands like PepsiCo, and others in the Snack Food 20, put a...
Tuesday, Sep 27 2016
Truth Out: As Nations Embrace Paris Agreement, World's Existing Fossil Fuels Set to Exceed Its Goals
"The evidence is clear: to avoid catastrophic climate change, we need our political and financial leaders to stop any further fossil fuel development and start...
Tuesday, Sep 27 2016
Delivering our “message in a bottle”: A quarter million people call for PepsiCo to cut Conflict Palm Oil
The phrase “the elephant in the room” is, by definition, “an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is going unaddressed; an obvious problem...
Tuesday, Sep 27 2016
Triple Pundit: Climate Week NYC Sponsored by Banks Financing Fossil Fuel Projects
But Rainforest Action Network (RAN) insists the large multinational banks that sponsored Climate Week are not exactly putting their money where their mouthes are. Instead,...
Tuesday, Sep 27 2016
International Coalition Throws Elaborate Protest At PepsiCo’s Global Headquarters
Groups deliver petition with a quarter of a million signatures, call on the snack food giant to take meaningful action to halt deforestation and human...
Thursday, Sep 22 2016
WWF’s Palm Oil Scorecard Rewards Companies With Links to Child Labor and Forest Destruction
Palm oil is a subject of heated debate across the globe. Why? Put simply it is a controversial, yet nearly universal, commodity.
Thursday, Sep 22 2016
Yale Students to PepsiCo: “We Won’t Work for Conflict Palm Oil”
Earlier this week, RAN activists and volunteer Yale students disrupted a networking event where PepsiCo was recruiting at the Yale School of Management. RAN Organizers...
Thursday, Sep 22 2016
Yes Magazine: A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
A key pipeline loan is still pending, and banks can be vulnerable to public pressure. We can fight alongside the Standing Rock Sioux at any...
Wednesday, Sep 21 2016
Orphaned Orangutan Gets Second Chance After His Home Was Destroyed by Palm Oil
Cross-posted at EcoWatch. As Conflict Palm Oil companies move into priceless rainforests like Sumatra's Leuser Ecosystem, they are leaving a trail of destruction behind. Chocolate...
Wednesday, Sep 21 2016
Bismarck Tribune: Multiple groups join pipeline opposition
A broad, multistate coalition of tribes, landowners and environmental groups has joined in support of a legal challenge to the Dakota Access Pipeline’s easements to...
Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
Huffington Post: Bank Of America Touts Going Green But Funnels Billions Into Fossil Fuels
"If these banks aspire to be climate leaders, they must accelerate their exit from coal, and commit to getting out of extreme oil and fracked-gas...
Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
Groups Rally Outside U.N. to Protest Coal Development Near World’s Largest Mangrove Forest
For Immediate Release: September 19, 2016 Expert contacts: Jenny Bock, Friends of the Earth U.S., (202) 222-0754, jbock@foe.org Communications contact:  Kate Colwell, (202) 222-0744, kcolwell@foe.org Cindy Carr, (202) 495-3034, cindy.carr@sierraclub.org Groups rally...
Tuesday, Sep 20 2016
Scientific American: Major Banks Pledge to Go Carbon Neutral
To meet the objectives of the Paris climate accord, the three banks must no longer finance “extreme fossil fuels, which are simply incompatible with a...
Monday, Sep 19 2016
Reuters: Police arrest 13 at U.S. Interior Dept. oil, gas lease protest
Police arrested 13 activists on Thursday who were protesting oil and natural gas leasing on federal lands at the U.S. Department of the Interior, the...
Monday, Sep 19 2016
#TeamRainforest: Challenging Abercrombie & Fitch on its Home Turf
What happens when #TeamRainforest comes to your party? No one can miss us!
Monday, Sep 19 2016
DailyKos: Open thread for night owls: Big banks give pennies to Climate Week and invest Benjamins in coal
Indeed, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) charges three major sponsors—Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Bank of the West (BNP Paribas)—with "helping [to] drive the...
Monday, Sep 19 2016
Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing Billions in Extreme Fossil Fuels
For release, September 19, 2016 CONTACT: Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network: +1 510 747 8476, virali@ran.org   Banks Sponsoring ‘Climate Week NYC’ Responsible for Investing...
Thursday, Sep 15 2016
EU Hopes Licensing System Will Help Save Indonesian Forests
The EU has been trying to implement its timber system internationally for over a decade and over the same time Indonesia has developed its own...
Thursday, Sep 15 2016
A major concern: plantation-driven deforestation ramps up in Borneo
Borneo, home to animals like orangutans, rhinos, elephants, and proboscis monkeys is also host to some of the fastest plantation expansion in the world. (read...
Thursday, Sep 15 2016
New Report Finds Global Food Giants PepsiCo, Indofood Linked to Poverty Wages, Worker Exploitation and Discrimination
This report, the second in a year, comes on the heels of “The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil: Indofood, PepsiCo’s Hidden Link to Worker...
Thursday, Sep 15 2016
As Global Palm Oil Use Surges, Indonesia's Rainforests Are Being Destroyed
With the commodity in high demand, tracts of land are being cleared to make way for palm plantations, releasing vast quantities of CO2 and giving...
Thursday, Sep 15 2016
‘Keep it in the Ground’ Movement Delivers One Million Signatures to the White House
For Immediate Release, September 15, 2016 Contacts: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476, virali@ran.org ‘Keep it in the Ground’ Coalition Delivers One Million...
Thursday, Sep 15 2016
Keep It In the Ground: One Year of Climate Actions and Commitment.
On September 15, 2015, Indigenous and frontline leaders were joined by national environmentalists in Washington, D.C. to deliver a letter from more than 400 organizations...
Wednesday, Sep 14 2016
PepsiCo’s Conflict Palm Oil Problem: Taking the Fight to PepsiCo’s Doorstep
A few miles north of New York City, what do Westchester and Fairfield Counties have to do with child labor? Species extinction? Rainforest destruction? Climate...
Wednesday, Sep 14 2016
PepsiCo Issues Progress Report, Confirms Ties To Conflict Palm Oil
PepsiCo’s palm oil problems far from addressed, says Rainforest Action Network (RAN) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, +1.425.281.1989, Emma@ran.org San Francisco, CA -...
Friday, Sep 9 2016
New Report Finds Global Food Giants PepsiCo, Indofood Linked to Poverty Wages, Worker Exploitation and Discrimination
The second field investigation in a year documents systemic labor violations on Indofood-owned palm oil plantations in Indonesia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley,...
Wednesday, Sep 7 2016
Banks pump billions into deforestation-linked firms in Southeast Asia: Study
At least $38 billion worth of commercial loans and underwriting facilities were provided to 50 companies on a large-scale expansion in industries such as palm...
Wednesday, Sep 7 2016
Holding Banks Accountable for Funding Deforestation
New online platform rates the banks that fund the work that destroys rainforests in Southeast Asia. (read more)
Wednesday, Sep 7 2016
Op-Ed: The limits of bank self-regulation in fighting deforestation
Check out this Financial Times op-ed from Ben Goldsmith on the laws needed to stop banks from financing companies putting people and forests at risk.Banks...
Tuesday, Sep 6 2016
Banks Pump Billions Into Deforestation-Linked Firms in Southeast Asia: Study
Southeast Asia is home to some of the world's most diverse rainforests, but they have come under threat in recent years due to large-scale expansion...
Monday, Sep 5 2016
First of its Kind Online Platform Reveals the Banks and Investors Financing Companies Linked to Tropical Forest Loss in Southeast Asia
Financial sector under the spotlight in new international push to protect forests and forest communities FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, blair@soundspeedmedia.com Singapore ––Today, Rainforest...
Thursday, Sep 1 2016
Orphaned Orangutan Gets Second Chance After His Home Was Destroyed by Palm Oil
As Conflict Palm Oil companies move into priceless rainforests like Sumatra's Leuser Ecosystem, they are leaving a trail of destruction behind. Chocolate the orangutan is one of...
Thursday, Sep 1 2016
Reuters: Obama highlights climate progress at home before journey overseas
Preserving natural places will help the world adapt to warming temperatures, U.S. president says (read more here)
Wednesday, Aug 31 2016
Thomson Reuters Foundation News: Obama highlights climate progress at home before journey overseas
"The challenges of conservation and combating climate change are connected, they're linked," said Obama, who was interrupted by protesters yelling: "Keep it in the ground,"...
Tuesday, Aug 30 2016
Orphaned Orangutan’s Story Shows Why We Need Responsible Palm Oil Policies
An orphaned Indonesian orangutan is on the upswing thanks to one rescue group. (read more)
Tuesday, Aug 30 2016
Obama: Take a Stand Against Dakota Access Pipeline
RAN Supports Standing Rock Sioux Against Dakota Access Pipeline Rainforest Action Network has joined more than 30 national environmental organizations in calling on President Obama...
Friday, Aug 26 2016
Australia's LNG Dreams
This blog was written by Julien Vincent, Executive Director of Market Forces Australia, for the 2016 Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card: Shorting the Climate. Over...
Friday, Aug 26 2016
USATODAY: Right to protest also means freedom from militarized police: Column
Protesters should not have to face intimidation by weapons of war. At a time when trust between communities and law enforcement is at such a...
Wednesday, Aug 24 2016
Defending the Last Clean Beach in Texas
This blog was written by Rebekah Hinojosa of Save RGV from LNG, and Johanna de Graffenreid of Gulf Restoration Network. The Rio Grande Valley along...
Tuesday, Aug 23 2016
Video: A Dozen Youth Leaders Flash Mob Hollister Store
Young people aren’t buying it.A dozen youth leaders did a flash mob at a Hollister store in Detroit to demand it use rainforest-free fabrics in...
Tuesday, Aug 16 2016
Tyson: Stop Conflict Palm Oil & Factory Farming
Tyson Foods is a massive company that has a devastating impact on countless people, animals and our planet. This corporate giant profits from “processing” chicken,...
Friday, Aug 12 2016
Crystal Pepsi ‘90s-Themed Product Launch Concert Disrupted by Palm Oil Protest
For Immediate Release: August 10th, 2016Contact: Blair Fitzgibbon, 202-503-6141*** High resolution images here: http://www.ran.org/projection_action_nyc  ***Crystal Pepsi ‘90s-Themed Product Launch Concert Disrupted by Palm Oil ProtestRainforest...
Thursday, Aug 11 2016
Human Rights: Failures in Bank Policy and Practice
With rare exceptions, banks continue to fall woefully short on human rights policies. The U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights set out authoritative...
Wednesday, Aug 10 2016
Let’s talk about Palm Oil, Baby
Last night PepsiCo re-launched its 90’s throwback drink, Crystal Pepsi. It was a 90’s-filled night, with performances by Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue.  In typical 90’s...
Friday, Aug 5 2016
RAN: RSPO Puts Credibility on the Line by Lifting IOI Suspension
Today, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) lifted its suspension of IOI Group, one of the world's largest palm oil traders. IOI Group's membership...
Thursday, Aug 4 2016
Hazy Morals and Cloudy Policies: PepsiCo's Unclear Legacy
Pepsi is about to launch its biggest advertising campaign of the last two decades. Using Facebook, Twitter, and shameless nostalgia, Pepsi is resurrecting its ”iconic...
Monday, Jul 25 2016
Banks Funding the Dirtiest Form of Coal
In Europe, attention on lignite coal, the dirtiest form of coal, is usually focused on Germany, the European Union’s largest economy where, in spite of...
Monday, Jul 25 2016
A Vulture Firm Picks at Appalachia’s Bones
As the future of the U.S. coal mining industry darkens, one upstart vulture firm has snapped up several mines from distressed coal giants. Founded in...
Thursday, Jul 21 2016
You spoke — we’re making sure U.S. Ex-Im is listening
On Earth Day, we asked you to tell the U.S. Export-Import Bank to stay far away from two proposed coal plants in Bangladesh. Yesterday, we...
Thursday, Jul 21 2016
RSPO’s Credibility On The Line: Will It Maintain Its Suspension of Industry Laggard IOI Group?
Yesterday, news broke of a pending decision by the RSPO Complaints Panel to lift the suspension of IOI Group’s certification under the Roundtable on Sustainable...
Friday, Jul 15 2016
USA TODAY: Get us out of the coal business, Mr. Obama
In the face of mounting evidence against coal and its largest corporate players, the U.S. should stop low-cost leasing of public lands to a destructive...
Thursday, Jul 14 2016
The Huffington Post: A Hidden Ingredient In Your Candy Bar: Exploited Labor
The Rainforest Action Network released a video Tuesday highlighting the human cost of palm oil, the ubiquitous commodity found in everything from ice cream to detergent. The video...
Thursday, Jul 14 2016
TriplePundit: Animated Video Highlights Labor Abuses in Palm Oil Supply Chain
"The strategy is clear. Relentlessly and loudly calling out PepsiCo, one of the world’s most visible beverage and snack foods brands, could actually convince other...
Thursday, Jul 14 2016
A Shared Vision on How to Change the Course
“What would it look like if we won the battle against climate change?” RAN attempted to answer this question through Change the Course, a people-powered approach...
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016
Indonesia’s Bid for Coal Expansion
Over the past decade, Indonesia has undergone a major coal mining boom. The country has now announced plans to secure a market for its own...
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016
The Posterchild of Destructive Coal Power in South Asia
The Sundarbans mangrove forest is a UNESCO World Heritage site shared by Bangladesh and India. A joint venture between the two countries’ national electricity providers...
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016
Protesters Tell Feds to ‘Keep It in the Ground’ at Fossil Fuel Auction in Billings
For Immediate Release, July 12, 2016 Contact:        Kristen Owenreay, 806-283-1332Virali Modi-Parekh, Rainforest Action Network, 510-747-8476 Protesters Tell Feds to ‘Keep It in the Ground’...
Tuesday, Jul 12 2016
Systemic Labor Abuses, Modern Day Slavery Exposed by Palm Oil Workers’ Stories in New Animated Video
Video follows report exposing egregious labor rights abuses on the palm oil plantations of PepsiCo joint venture partner Indofood FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Emma Rae...
Thursday, Jul 7 2016
New York Times: Deutsche Bank Pulls Back from Deals in the Coal Mining Sector
Pressured by environmentalists and worried about big losses from a troubled industry, many large banks and other lenders have made a hasty retreat from coal...
Wednesday, Jul 6 2016
One Green Planet: Coal Companies Threaten to Destroy Last Remaining Habitat of the Highly Endangered Pangolin
Indian pangolins are already at risk of disappearing. Now their main habitat in Bangladesh, also the largest mangrove forest in the world, is being destroyed...
Friday, Jul 1 2016
Tell UNESCO: protect the Sundarbans and the Bengal tiger
The United Nations has recognized the Sundarbans in Bangladesh — the world’s largest mangrove forest and safe haven for endangered species like the Bengal tiger...
Wednesday, Jun 29 2016
"A Lost Opportunity for Indonesia" RAN Responds to Dissolution of the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge
San Francisco. Today, Rainforest Action Network responded to the announcement made by six of the world’s largest palm oil companies to dissolve the Indonesian Palm...
Tuesday, Jun 28 2016
Over 150,000 Call On U.S. Export-Import Bank To Reject Coal
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, June 28, 2016   Contact: Alison Kirsch, Rainforest Action Network, (203) 520-7184 or alison@ran.org Cindy Carr, Sierra Club, (202) 495-3034 or cindy.carr@sierraclub.org...
Thursday, Jun 23 2016
Monga Bay: PepsiCo products in Indonesia tainted with worker abuses, report finds
The report released earlier this month, titled The Human Cost of Conflict Palm Oil, alleges that investigators from two Indonesian NGOs — the Rainforest Action...
Wednesday, Jun 22 2016
Banker Blindness to Fossil Fuel Risk
Guest Blog by Tom Sanzillo, IEEFA’s director of finance.   Institutions That Fail to Heed Market Warnings Are Likely to End Up With Far Worse Than Bad Grades...
Tuesday, Jun 21 2016
Jakarta Globe: Report Unveils Labor Exploitation in Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry
Palm oil plantation workers in North Sumatra work under alarming rates of exploitation, a report by environmental NGO Rainforest Action Network report released on Wednesday...
Monday, Jun 20 2016
Protesters Tell Feds to ‘Keep It in the Ground’ at Fossil Fuel Auction in Reno
For Immediate Release, June 14, 2016 Contact:AJ Buhay, Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, (310) 908-7852, abuhay@planevada.org  John Hadder, Great Basin Resource Watch, (775) 348-1986, john@gbrw.org  Peter Dakota...
Wednesday, Jun 15 2016
Reuters: Exploitation, child labor found in Indonesia palm oil linked to PepsiCo: charities
The report, based on interviews last year with 41 workers at two plantations on the island of Sumatra, was jointly released by San Francisco-based Rainforest...
Wednesday, Jun 15 2016
Biggest Little Climate Rally in the World!
A grassroots rebellion against oil, gas and coal extraction on public lands is spreading across the U.S. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) continues to...
Wednesday, Jun 15 2016
Climate Progress/ThinkProgress: The World Agreed To Not Burn Most Fossil Fuels. Why Aren’t These Banks Listening?
"The results show that, through hundreds of billions in investments, some of the world’s top banks are helping lock the world into a high-emissions pathway...
Wednesday, Jun 15 2016
Scientific American: Banks Claim They Will Back Away from Fossil Fuels
"Top international banks “are placing their bets” on a future contrary to the Paris climate agreement by financing billions of dollars worth of fossil fuel...
Wednesday, Jun 15 2016
Daily Mail: Exploitation, child labour found in Indonesia palm oil linked to PepsiCo - charities
The report, based on interviews last year with 41 workers at two plantations on the island of Sumatra, was jointly released by San Francisco-based Rainforest...
Tuesday, Jun 14 2016
International Business Times: Big Banks Betting Against Climate Change Policies, Spending Billions On Fossil Fuel Projects: Report
"Big Banks Betting Against Climate Change Policies, Spending Billions On Fossil Fuel Projects: Report" (Read the full article here)
Tuesday, Jun 14 2016
Common Dreams: World's Banks Driving Climate Chaos with Hundreds of Billions in Extreme Energy Financing
"Wall Street continues to back the most polluting fossil fuel industries "at the expense of some of the most vulnerable communities on the planet," states...