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2013-05-15 23:23:15

Katie Cleary and Peace 4 Animals is issuing a challenge to Trader Joe´s, Whole Foods, Ralphs along with grocery stores around the country to stop the sale of products containing unsustainable palm oil to save the world´s last orangutans and the rainforest from becoming extinct. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Most people don't know 50% of the products they purchase at their local grocery stores contain palm oil according to The Rainforest Action Network. From shampoo to...

2011-05-11 11:43:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two weeks before Chevron's Annual General Shareholder meeting, a report released today, An Analysis of the Financial and Operational Risks to Chevron Corporation from Aguinda v. ChevronTexaco, finds that Chevron's multi-billion dollar liability in Ecuador poses serious financial and operational risk to the company and its shareholders. The case could reduce the company's stock price and raise costs for oil companies. The report is being...

2008-12-04 09:18:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rainforest Action Network praised Bank of America today for its decision to phase out financing for companies that practice mountaintop removal coal mining, a highly destructive and controversial method of coal extraction. The announcement, part of a new coal policy released on the bank's website, reads: "We...will phase out financing of companies whose predominant method of extracting coal is through mountain top removal." "Bank of...

2008-10-09 11:46:06

Carbon brokers are devising a plan in which greenhouse gas polluters in rich countries would pay tropical communities in exchange for slowing deforestation. "It's a bit of a minefield," said Michael Brune, the executive director of nonprofit group the Rainforest Action Network. Brune added that although enforcing laws would be difficult, "But I would say the benefits outweigh the threats." Deals between greenhouse gas polluters and developing countries have been encouraged by new data which...

2008-09-21 03:00:22

By MacDonald, Christine JUDSON BARROS lives in the state of Piaui in northwestern Brazil - a region known as El Cerrado that is traditionally dominated by dirt poor family farms and tropical woodland savannahs. It's a stunted, scruffy landscape often overshadowed by the larger and more romanticized Amazon jungle to its west. But it is nonetheless important as Brazil's second-largest ecosystem. Scientists say it is one of the most biologically diverse savannahs on the planet. In 2003, New...

2008-09-15 09:00:48

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Though most Americans support bold action to create a clean energy future, many are disheartened that individual actions such as switching to energy efficient light bulbs, taking mass transit, and voting aren't enough. In the timely new book Coming Clean: Breaking America's Addiction to Oil and Coal, Michael Brune, the dynamic leader of environmental group Rainforest Action Network (RAN), offers a hopeful, helpful, do-it-yourself guide to...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'