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Protesters accuse Chevron of human rights, environmental abuse

A day before Chevron's annual shareholder meeting, about 20 protesters gathered at the company's offices on Smith Street and held a press conference to accuse the oil company of environmental pollution and human rights abuses around the world.

The group, made up of representatives from around the U.S. and countries such as Nigeria, Ecuador, Australia and Kazakhstan, explained how Chevron operations in their communities resulted in pollution, environmental and financial loss, and health issues.

The Houston Chronicle
Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Kids books said to be eco-unfriendly

Crain's New York Business
Monday, May 24, 2010

Gucci's Luxury Packaging Gets a Green(er) Makeover

We have been following Rainforest Action Network's (RAN) "Don't Bag Indonesia's Rainforests" campaign since its inception and it continues to reach new heights in the fight against the pulp and paper industry; Over 20 leading fashion brands including Valentino, Versace, and Prada have taken action against deforestation in Indonesian forests--driven by top fashion brands' demand for custom packaging--and now Gucci has kept their word (following their pledge back in November to reduce paper use) and announced yesterday that all of their luxury packaging has been newly designed with FSC Certif

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

New Report Finds Top Children’s Book Publishers Using Paper Linked to Rainforest Destruction

Release Date: 
Monday, May 24, 2010

New York – America’s children’s books are contributing to the destruction of endangered rainforests in Indonesia, according to a new report released today by Rainforest Action Network (RAN). The report, entitled Turning the Page on Rainforest Destruction; Children’s Books and the Future of Indonesia’s Rainforests, finds that a majority of the top ten U.S. children’s publishers have released at least one children’s book that tested positive for paper fiber linked to the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests, including some books that describe the benefits of rainforest conservation.

Activists Send Message at Massey Energy Hearing: Coal is Dangerous

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Washington, D.C. (5/20/10)— Today activists with the Rainforest Action Network attended the 2:00pm Massey Energy hearing before the Senate HELP (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) Committee. RAN activists were present to ensure that Massey’s controversial CEO, Don Blankenship, was held accountable for his role in the April 5, 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion where 29 miners tragically died. They were also calling attention to the company’s repeated mine safety and environmental violations.

Certified logging no match for Indonesia's timber 'mafia'

LONG HUBUNG, Indonesia — Dayak tribesman Hanye Jaang didn't know it, but he used to be part of a multi-billion-dollar "mafia" that is ravaging Indonesia's forests and, scientists say, warming the climate.

The wiry 36-year-old still cuts down trees but now he's doing it legally in a way that minimises damage to fragile forest ecosystems.

"I don't have to play hide-and-seek with the forest police anymore. It's safe doing my job now," he told AFP in the jungles of East Kalimantan, or Indonesian Borneo.

Agence France Presse
Sunday, May 16, 2010

Rumble in the Jungle: Activists vs Palm Oil

Wake up in the morning. Enjoy a warm, soapy shower. Eat a bowl of cereal, perhaps with soy milk. Dab on some lipstick ...

The Atlantic
Tuesday, May 11, 2010