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Amsterdam Global Conference of Sustainability and Transparency

In his opening speech at the 2010 conference, Global Reporting Initiative Chief Executive Ernst Ligteringen put forth several propositions pertaining to the future of GRI and the GRI Sustainability Reporting Framework. Take the survey by following the link below. All responses must be in by 12 noon on Friday 28 May 2010. Please take part in this survey during the ...

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Obama running out of patience as BP misses oil slick deadlines

President sends top officials to Louisiana and threatens to prosecute executives The US Government is threatening to remove BP from the operation to halt the Gulf oil spill, and send it the bill at a later date, saying that the job of cleaning up after what will soon become the industry’s worst ever environmental disaster has thrown the British firm ...

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Dark Green | CommonDreams.org

We’re all caught up in this crisis of faith, no matter where we position ourselves on the political spectrum. No matter how comfortable we are, no matter how securely gated our community, we live with profound insecurity, at the event horizon, you might say, of awareness: Civilization cannot go on this way. Our way of life is unsustainable. If we ...

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States can benefit from reducing coal use: Union of Concerned Scientists

In a push for more renewable and local energy projects, the Union of Concerned Scientists has targeted coal plants, like PSEG’s in Bridgeport Harbor, as examples of wasteful offshore spending. The Union of Concerned Scientists recently published a report called “Burning Coal, Burning Cash,” and concluded that, “states can reap economic and environmental benefits by reducing their use of imported ...

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‘Nuclear disarmament is my top priority’: United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon addressed the nearly 1,000 participants of the International Peace Movement Conference to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The Secretary said that “Our shared vision is within reach…a nuclear-free world.” And that “nuclear disarmament is my top priority.” The speech came at the end of two days of plenary meetings and small group workshops that included nuclear ...

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No Nukes, by Ralph Nader | Common Dreams

A generation of Americans has grown up without a single nuclear power plant being brought on line since before the near meltdown of the Three Mile Island structure in 1979. They have not been exposed to the enormous costs, risks and national security dangers associated with their operations and the large amount of radioactive wastes still without a safe, permanent ...

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice at the Yale Peabody Museum Jan. 17-18

The Yale Peabody Museum will open its doors once again in honor of Dr. King and his efforts to ensure environmental and social justice among all people. The weekend’s activities will include world-class performances and educational activities for visitors of all ages. The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is co-sponsoring the fourteenth annual two-day family festival honoring Dr. Martin ...

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Pope Denounces Failure to Forge New Climate Treaty | The AP

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI denounced the failure of world leaders to agree to a new climate change treaty in Copenhagen last month, saying Monday that world peace depends on safeguarding God’s creation. He issued the admonition in a speech to ambassadors accredited to the Vatican, an annual appointment during which the pontiff reflects on issues the Vatican ...

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