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Ecuador clean water charity started amid oil fight

San Francisco humanitarian organization, Groundwork Opportunities, manages the project's finances.

San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bank of America makes $50 billion environmental pledge

But activists groups use that fact to downplay Bank of America’s announcement Monday.

Charlotte Observer
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Banks Look to Burnish Their Images by Backing Green Technology Firms

In the wake of a $30 billion commitment to new environmental investments by Wells Fargo in April and a $40 billion promise fromGoldman Sachs this month, 

The New York Times
Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sumatran Orangutan Relocated as Forest Clearing Continues

An imperiled orangutan was rescued from a small patch of the Tripa peat swamp rainforest in Sumatra last month, in an effort to save this large adult male from starvation. But experts fear he could be among the last of his kind in what was once prime habitat for these graceful, shy great apes.

Environmental News Network
Monday, June 4, 2012

Orangutan Emergency in Indonesia: The Edge of Extinction

The extinction of the world's great apes, taking place in remote rainforests and seemingly out of our control, is much closer than you might imagine -- and the solution is nearer still.

Huffington Post
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bank of America New Environment Initiative: Weak on Coal Means Weak on Climate

Release Date: 
Monday, June 11, 2012

SAN FRANCISCO (6.11.2012)—Today, Bank of America announced a new environmental initiative, which includes a commitment to $50 billion over ten years for environmental investments. While the bank is focusing on energy efficiency (largely reducing emissions from its own consumption), renewable energy and energy infrastructure, transportation, and water and waste, the bank does not address its role in financing fossil fuels, like coal, which are the leading cause of climate emissions in the United States.

Indonesia's Ambitious Rainforest Plan Not Going So Well

A little more than a year ago, Indonesia enacted a moratorium on deforestation, and got major finanial backing from the US and Norway to make it happen.

Mother Jones
Friday, June 1, 2012

Activists gather for Chevron shareholders meeting

For many Chevron Corp. investors, Wednesday's annual shareholders meeting in San Ramon represents a chance to hear top management extol their company's profit and plans for the future.

For activists drawn to the meeting from around the world, it's a chance to confront a company they say has poisoned their land, water and air.


San Francisco Chronicle
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Rainwater Harvesting in the Amazon Cleans up Where Oil Left its Mark


ClearWater has already installed 70 rainwater-harvesting systems in villages that border the Agua Rico river. Four tribes are working to coordinate the installations—picking which sites will be first in line for the systems, putting them in, and training families to maintain them. And this week, with support from international NGOs like the Rainforest Action Network, Groundwork Opportunities, and Amazon Watch, the group launched a campaign to raise awareness, but more importantly, funding. The ultimate goal is to raise at least $2 million.

Good Magazine
Friday, May 25, 2012