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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 […]

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Corporate control of the climate stalls negotiations

The 19th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) is currently happening in Warsaw, Poland in an attempt to curb the devastating effects of our warming climate. To kick off the negotiations, Yeb Sano, the lead negotiator for the Philippines took the floor and delivered a heartfelt plea […]

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US Ivory Crush

On November 14th, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service destroyed nearly six tons of illegal ivory. By crushing the seized ivory stockpile, the United States government sent a strong signal to the rest of the world that we need to get serious now about saving elephants and ending the demand that is fueling ivory […]

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Walmart is failing to honor its commitment to roll back greenhouse HFC gases

This post originally appeared on Triple Pundit’s website. Muhtar Kent, the CEO of Coca-Cola, is said to have telephoned Mike Duke, the CEO of Walmart, on Thanksgiving Day 2010 to ask him to sign the Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) resolution, which asks companies to begin phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 2015. Walmart’s Duke agreed, as […]