An imperiled orangutan was rescued from a small patch of the Tripa peat swamp rainforest in Sumatra last month, in an effort to save this large adult male from starvation. But experts fear he could be among the last of his kind in what was once prime habitat for these graceful, shy great apes.
SAN FRANCISCO (6.11.2012)—Today, Bank of America announced a new environmental initiative, which includes a commitment to $50 billion over ten years for environmental investments. While the bank is focusing on energy efficiency (largely reducing emissions from its own consumption), renewable energy and energy infrastructure, transportation, and water and waste, the bank does not address its role in financing fossil fuels, like coal, which are the leading cause of climate emissions in the United States.
ClearWater has already installed 70 rainwater-harvesting systems in villages that border the Agua Rico river. Four tribes are working to coordinate the installations—picking which sites will be first in line for the systems, putting them in, and training families to maintain them. And this week, with support from international NGOs like the Rainforest Action Network, Groundwork Opportunities, and Amazon Watch, the group launched a campaign to raise awareness, but more importantly, funding. The ultimate goal is to raise at least $2 million.
San Francisco, CA – At a press conference today, labor and community leaders from Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Angola, California and Texas revealed the true cost of Chevron’s operations in the places where they live.
They will take their message to Chevron’s annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday, May 30 where they will make clear that those paying the price for Chevron’s profits will no longer tolerate or subsidize its bad corporate citizenship and negligent, risky and dangerous operations.