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The beginning of the end of deforestation in Indonesia?


However Greenpeace is not APP's only adversary among environmental groups, which are sure to also closely scrutinize the deal. NGOs ranging from local groups like WAHLI and Greenomics to medium-sized international outfits like the Rainforest Action Network to multinational behemoths like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have actively campaigned to reform APP for the greater part of a decade.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

HarperCollins establishes policy barring paper sourced from rainforest destruction

The revised policy, posted on its web site earlier this month, is a response to a campaign by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), an activist group that is targeting companies linked to clearing of Indonesian rainforests and peatlands for pulp and paper production: Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) and Asia and Asia Pacific Resources International (APRIL). With the new policy, HarperCollins has become the final of the ten largest publishers in the United States to phase out buying from APP and APRIL, according to RAN.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Borneo: An Expat Teacher on a Mission

Chok added that the extra investment went beyond the company’s bottom line, insisting it was the right thing to do. “The children are really lucky – the company is looking after them in every way. Other companies,” he went on, “look like they’re serious (about helping them), but they’re not.” (Wilmar is not without its critics. The Rainforest Action Network, a San Francisco-based environmental group, alleges the company’s security forces have used violence and heavy machinery against villagers in Indonesia’s Sumatra province – among other heavy-handed policies.

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Red Palm Oil Touted By Dr. Oz As A Diet Miracle Could Lead To ‘War On Orangutans’

In a recent announcement, Rainforest Action Network and Orangutan Outreach have set up an online petition urging Oz to retract his support of red palm oil. According to RAN and Orangutan Outreach, the cultivation of red palm oil is destroying jungles in Borneo and Sumatra. According to the two groups, 90 percent of palm oil originates in Indonesia and Malaysia. The increased demand for this product has led to massive forest clearings, putting ecosystems and wildlife in danger.

International Business Times
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Study Exposes Human Rights Risks to Banks Tied to Arch Coal

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO—A report released today by Rainforest Action Network details risks associated with Arch Coal and its plans to develop a new mountaintop removal coal mine at Blair Mountain in West Virginia.

Rainforest Action Network Announces Lindsey Allen as Acting Executive Director

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO—Today, the Board of Directors at Rainforest Action Network has announced the appointment of Lindsey Allen, RAN's Forest Program Director, as Acting Executive Director for the organization.  

Rainforest Action Network Supports Appalachian Health Emergency Act

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC—Today lawmakers in the US House of Representatives introduced the Appalachian Community Health Emergency Act (ACHE Act, HR 526) to protect Appalachian families and communities from the nation’s most extreme form of coal mining, mountaintop removal.

Rainforest Action Network Responds to Asia Pulp and Paper’s New Forest Commitments

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013


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Selenium Pollution at Coal Mines Could Spell Trouble at Alpha

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Monday, February 4, 2013

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SAN FRANCISCO—New research released today in a Coal Risk Update by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) details how selenium discharges could expose Alpha Natural Resources to financial risks from water contamination at mountaintop removal mines. In 2012, environmental groups filed four separate lawsuits alleging repeated pollution violations at mine outfalls that could cost the company millions.