Do We Need Natural Capital or Nature Without Capital?

As the Rio+20 ‘Earth’ summit gets underway, we’re hearing a slew of ‘sustainability’ pronouncements and declarations from the business sector, to illustrate their planet-saving intentions. One of these is the…

Today Is the Twitter Storm to #EndFossilFuelSubsidies

Imagine what the world could do with $1 trillion. How many children that money could feed, how much clean water that money could provide to communities that need it, how…

PhotoEssay: Ruin and resistance on the Xingu River

The fabled Xingu River, with its dark blue waters and unusual rock formations, is a 1230 mile long river in the north of Brazil and one of the principal tributaries…

Speaking Truth to the Powers-That-Be at Chevron

This morning, some of the most powerful global voices calling for environmental justice gathered in our office for a press conference to tell the world why they’re attending Chevron’s shareholder…

Brazil: Don’t shove Belo Monte dam down our throats!

Earlier this week, the Brazilian environmental agency (IBAMA) issued the first environmental license for the Belo Monte dam. By doing this, IBAMA gave the first green light for the construction…