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Levi's: Too Deadly to Wear

Report: Levi’s is ‘all talk and no action’ on sustainability

Though Levi Strauss & Co. has long asserted itself as a leader in sustainable fashion, Stand.earth — an advocacy organization that holds corporations …

Sustainability

Radio Replay: The Mind Of The Village

Are you racist?<p>It's a question that makes most of us uncomfortable and defensive.<p>Harvard University psychologist Mahzarin Banaji says while most people don't feel they're racist, they likely carry unfavorable opinions about people of color — even if they are people of color themselves.<p>Banaji is one …

Race & Ethnicity

If Ottawa rams through Trans Mountain, it could set up an Oka-like crisis

<i>Stewart Phillip is Grand Chief of</i> <i>Okanagan Nation and president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chief</i>s<i>. Serge ‘Otsi’ Simon is Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kanesatake.</i><p>As the federal and Alberta governments continue to pull their hair out over the B.C. government’s stand against Kinder Morgan’s …

Ongoing protests behind halting of Trans Mountain expansion: activists

VANCOUVER — Protesters who have loudly voiced their opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are taking credit for Kinder Morgan Canada’s …

Jerry Brown's work to seal his climate legacy is only half done

It seems a little churlish to prod Jerry Brown on carbon issues. He's done as much as any leader in the world to move forward on the climate and energy crises that are the defining challenges of our time.<p>But the truth is Brown's not done anywhere near what he could, nor what the situation demands. …

Climate

Polluters on the High Seas

International shipping is the backbone of our global trading system. But it can no longer be given a free pass on climate change. If this industrial sector were a country, it would be the sixth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world — and if it doesn’t act now to reduce those emissions, …

Climate

Stand

Levi's climate pollution kills and comes at a deadly cost. Coal-powered factories in China contribute to hundreds of thousands of deaths each year …

‘Kinder Morgan blinked’: Cross-Canada pipeline on hold because of opposition

Kinder Morgan announced Sunday it is suspending the cross-Canada Trans Mountain Pipeline except for “essential” spending, pending a decision by May …

As coffee-cup controversy simmers, Starbucks vows to spend $10M to invent new ones

For the third time in a decade, Starbucks on Tuesday made a major commitment to rebuilding paper coffee cups for recycling and composting, while …

Sustainability

Undercover trash-tracking project follows Starbucks cups from Denver stores to landfill

Trackers show coffee cups ultimately destined for the dump, despite coffee giant’s in-store recycling bins that trick consumers into thinking they’re …

Protesting While White in Seattle

On Friday, March 2, when a collective of majority white-identified protesters took to the street in solidarity with the No New Youth Jail Campaign …

West Coast progressive climate strategy could come East for first time

Baltimore wants to become the first East Coast city to pass a fossil fuel infrastructure ban.<p>From her home in lower South Baltimore, Keisha Allen can …

Thousands of marchers in British Columbia say no to Trans Mountain pipeline

BURNABY, British Columbia — Thousands of opponents of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil-pipeline expansion filled the streets of metro Vancouver on …

Canada

Starbucks' Dirty Secret

Four billion cups a year end up in landfills, despite the company's promise of a 100 percent recyclable cup.<p>Monday January 22, 2018 • Posted by Ross …

Campaigners call for Starbucks to honour pledge to bring in ‘100% recyclable’ cup

A coalition of environmental organisations is calling on Starbucks to fulfil a pledge made a decade ago to introduce widely recyclable cups in all …

Anti-pipeline demonstrations begin in Vancouver after court order to keep protesters at bay

Several workers on the tank side of the fence could be seen monitoring the activities.<p>The temporary injunction, granted by the British Columbia …

Canada

Stop Canadian pipeline that threatens Puget Sound, orcas

Puget Sound has been in trouble for years. Now things could get a whole lot worse.<p>Tribes, environmental advocates and elected leaders have been …

Kinder Morgan

Oil-Rich Alberta Finds Common Ground on Climate Action

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley stood on a stage with oil industry executives and environmental leaders to announce a new climate change policy for …

Climate

Environmental Activists Hate Starbucks’s Unrecyclable Holiday Cups

Nearly a decade ago, in 2008, Starbucks announced an ambitious plan to make its cups recyclable by 2015. It recruited smart minds (including an MIT …

Coffee

More than 300 Companies, Including 50 from the U.S., Commit to Set Science-Based Targets

RELEASE: More than 300 Companies Commit to Set Ambitious Science-Based Climate Targets, Including 50 U.S. Businesses<p><b>Adobe, NIKE, Inc., Merck and</b> …

Industry Lawsuits Try to Paint Environmental Activism as Illegal Racket

Logging and pipeline companies are using a new legal tactic to seek damages from Greenpeace and other groups. The long-shot cases are having a …

Climate

The Other Free Speech Debate - October 18, 2017

As backers of far-right speakers on campuses express free speech outrage, activists facing legal fallout from the institutions they challenge are …

Nonprofits

Kiersten Iwai

Breath of Death

Close<p>By Michael Santone, Associate Editor<br>September 28, 2017<br>Filed under Showcase, Spotlight<p>Close Modal Window<p>Hang on for a minute...we're trying to …

Pollution

Environmental groups speak out against proposed Phillips 66 tanker fleet expansion

A collection of six environmental groups drafted a letter to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District outlining what they hope the regulators …

Tar Sands