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Is S&P Dow Jones greenwashing conflict palm oil?
Is S&P Dow Jones greenwashing conflict palm oil?

In its annual listing of sustainable companies released last month, S&P Dow Jones Indices included Golden Agri-Resources, a palm oil company financing operations in Liberia.

Changing the Main Course of Climate Change
Changing the Main Course of Climate Change

Agriculture produces an astounding one-third of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Meat and dairy alone generate about half of those food-related emissions — more than the combined tailpipe discharges from every plane, train, car, bus and boat around the world.

A glimpse at Brazil reveals the big REDD problems that California’s Tropical Forest Standard fails to address
A glimpse at Brazil reveals the big REDD problems that California’s Tropical Forest Standard fails to address

With the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report this week that explores the impacts of 1.5°C global warming, the heat is on to continue doing everything we can to address the climate crisis. But not all climate solutions are created equal.

As history and records are set in 2018, the world must listen to Arctic Indigenous Peoples at IMO
As history and records are set in 2018, the world must listen to Arctic Indigenous Peoples at IMO

Pollution threats from HFO tie into the very fiber of our lives — affecting our access to healthy wildlife for food and the quality of our lands.

It’s not deja vu. Congress really is trying to pass another failing industrial ocean fish farm bill.
It’s not deja vu. Congress really is trying to pass another failing industrial ocean fish farm bill.

We can continue to feed the global population without further industrializing our oceans by utilizing recirculating systems and through sustainable wild-capture fishing, agroecological shellfish, and plant mariculture in the open ocean.

BlackRock’s Big Palm Oil Problem
BlackRock’s Big Palm Oil Problem

BlackRock is the largest U.S. financier of palm oil. Enabled by BlackRock’s money, dirty palm oil continues to be produced, traded and consumed with no consequence — and rampant deforestation continues to drive rapid climate change.

Hurricane Florence: Unearthing man-made disasters
Hurricane Florence: Unearthing man-made disasters

North Carolina has battled against two toxic presences for years: coal ash and hog waste. Hurricane Florence magnifies the hazards presented by these two toxic problems.

The Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Organic Agriculture
The Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Organic Agriculture

When it comes to taking action on climate change, transitioning to renewable energy and kicking our fossil fuel addiction typically get the most attention. But the food we eat and how we grow it is just as central. Data show that many agricultural practices, including organic farming, can have a significant impact in the fight to protect people and the planet.

Foodservice corporations should choose people over profits
Foodservice corporations should choose people over profits

Aramark, Sodexo, and Compass group often have exclusive contracts with “Big Food” corporations that systematically lock out smaller, more sustainable producers, fair trade companies, and local farmers, ranchers, and fishers—especially those who have been disenfranchised.

Why Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for the environment
Why Brett Kavanaugh is a disaster for the environment

Kavanaugh is a huge threat to the environment and public health. He’s consistently sided with corporate polluters, and he’s used his position on the lower courts to allow more mercury in our environment, more pollution in our air and water and to block federal action on climate change.