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ORAU Statement on the murders of two indigenous Cacataibo leaders in Peru

After a record number of murders in 2019, the assassinations of environmental and human rights defenders continue unabated and undeterred. Throughout the world and in Latin America in particular, environmental defenders and indigenous leaders face threats and attacks from criminal groups linked to illegal logging, illegal deforestation, land grabbing, and narcotrafficking. The protectors of our […]

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Leaking Havoc

Leaking Havoc: Exposing Your Supermarket’s Invisible Climate PollutionWashington D.C. — Today, the Environmental Investigation Agency released a report exposing Walmart and other major U.S. supermarkets leaking potent greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Leaking Havoc: Exposing Your Supermarket’s Invisible Climate Pollution is the result of a months-long investigation of dozens of supermarkets in the greater Washington, […]

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Romania’s New Timber Traceability System Removes Public Transparency

On January 31, Romania released a new electronic timber traceability system, an important step in its transition to a fully digital forest sector. Unfortunately, the new system has inexplicably removed all public transparency. Following years of intense public pressure on the government to end the rampant illegal logging that is plaguing the country, the new […]

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U.S. Congress Passes Bipartisan HFC Legislation

U.S. CONGRESS PASSES BIPARTISAN HFC LEGISLATION: Authorizes U.S. EPA to Implement the Kigali AmendmentWashington DC—Legislation passed by the U.S. Congress this week to provide COVID relief and fund the U.S. government includes a bipartisan climate agreement to phase-down production and consumption of super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFC). The bill authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to implement […]

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Japanese Retailers Willing to Sell Ivory Hanko for Illegal Export

MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Lindsay Moran, Environmental Investigation Agency, [email protected] Masayuki Sakamoto, Japan Tiger and Elephant Fund, [email protected] TOKYO, JAPAN – Investigations of Japanese hanko retailers revealed that many are willing to sell an ivory product knowing that it will be exported internationally despite most being aware that ivory export is illegal. A new report by […]

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“Don’t Discount our Future” Campaign Targets Trader Joe’s Cocoa Sourcing and Climate-Damaging Refrigeration

WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 10, 2020 – Trader Joe’s ranks poorly among U.S. grocery stores when it comes to both ethical chocolate (in terms of child labor and deforestation concerns) and super-pollutant hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used as refrigerants. A new push by Green America and the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) tackles both issues in a bid […]