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Saving the seas for the banksters?

February 28th, 2012 | by danbacher

The World Bank, an organization notorious for promoting structural adjustment policies and the privatization of public services that have devastated

GOP says US can’t compete with China on clean energy

October 4th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Stearns says considering the $30 billion China has sunk into solar subsidies, it's too late for us. He wants us to put money in areas the US has a chance of winning. Nice move - we're in the second inning of the World Series of solar, and Stearns wants us to throw up our hands and walk away

India sues Monsanto for biopiracy

September 30th, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

For two decades, Monsanto has been able to take living organisms, insert genes into them, and then patent them as its own intellectual property. And nobody has challenged this - until now. The government of India has filed suit against Monsanto - for violating India's Biological Diversity Act (BDA). It's the first time a company has been sued by a government for acts of biopiracy

Court rules against Chevron in $18 billion Amazon pollution case

September 21st, 2011 | by Jeremy Bloom

Well, it was worth a try. After losing an 18-year long legal battle over the horrific pollution oil operations left in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador, Chevron convinced a friendly New York judge to rule that it didn't have to pay. But yesterday the Federal Appeals Court overturned that decision. So Chevron is back on the hook for upwards of $18 billion in damages

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