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A Look Back at Climate Promises: Why 2014 Must be the Year of Action on HFCs

By Danielle Gagne, EIA HFC and Climate Policy Analyst Last year was the year of high-level promises on reducing emissions of Hydroflurocarbons (HFCs). From President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to bilateral agreements with China, statements by the G20 and demands by the Arctic Council, all of the largest producers and consumers of HFCs promised actions […]

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Take Action: Tell Rakuten to end elephant ivory sales!

Internet retail giant Rakuten was selling both elephant and whale products – but recently committed to terminating all whale product sales! Great news for whales, but Rakuten is still carrying ads for elephant ivory products, many originating from illegal ivory poached in Afrtica. We still need your help to stop Rakuten’s ivory sales and help […]

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Civil Society to Peruvian Government: “Maintain Environment Impact Assessments!”

Civil society in Peru has issued a letter decrying the proposed elimination of key environmental impact assessments on the heels of an announcement by Peru’s newest Minister of Energy and Mines. Read their letter outlining the serious risks of the government and private sector’s proposal, here. The groups and individuals endorsing the letter say that […]

Hong Kong Customs displays 82.5kg of rhino horns from South Africa and destined for Malaysia. Photo: ISD
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Costco: The Climate Scrooge to Tiny Tim’s Future

If the U.S. supermarket industry had a Scrooge, Costco Wholesale (“Costco”) would be a top candidate, while the increasingly damaged global climate our children will be forced to live with represents “Tiny Tim”. Issaquah based Costco is the second largest retailer in the United States, the seventh largest retailer in the world, and brought in […]

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Crush the ivory trade, not just the ivory

More than 30,000 iconic elephants are slaughtered annually to feed the world’s appetite for their ivory tusks – and this poaching crisis is escalating. In an effort to focus attention on the enormity of the wildlife trafficking crisis, the fourth largest transnational crime, the United States destroyed its stockpile of nearly 6 tons of illegal […]

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Whole Foods needs to give the earth something to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For those of you heading to Whole Foods this Thanksgiving week, you may want to think twice. As it turns out, America’s so-called “healthiest grocery store” isn’t so healthy for the planet. The organic-grass-fed-gluten free-cold pressed turkey in your shopping cart is being refrigerated with some of the most potent greenhouse gases […]