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Report Finds Top Banks Moving Away From Coal: Citigroup and Barclays seen as laggard (RAN)

Report Finds Top Banks Moving Away From Coal: Citigroup and Barclays seen as laggard (RAN)

JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo end financing for mountaintop removal coal Thursday, April 17, 2014 … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 9.Energy

Trade stats show Abenomics failing (Nikkei)

Trade stats show Abenomics failing (Nikkei)

TOKYO — Abenomics has damaged the Japanese economy. … Read entire article »

Filed under: unclassified

In the News / Mitsuharu Kudo / Former hunter warns of global warming crisis (Japan News)

In the News / Mitsuharu Kudo / Former hunter warns of global warming crisis (Japan News)

By Yuki Sato / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff Writer:   Mitsuharu Kudo began observing abnormal changes about 15 years ago in the virgin beech forests of the Shirakami-Sanchi mountains, a World Heritage Site that spreads across Aomori and Akita prefectures. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, unclassified

IKEA Japan plans to overhaul workforce to promote equality among staff (Japan Today)

IKEA Japan plans to overhaul workforce to promote equality among staff (Japan Today)

Tokyo: The Japanese division of Swedish furniture chain IKEA recently announced that they will make large changes to their job descriptions including the elimination of fixed-term contracts for part-time workers. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 6CSR

Killing of environmental activists rises globally (Japan Times)

Killing of environmental activists rises globally (Japan Times)

BANGKOK – As head of his village, Prajob Naowa-opas battled to save his community in central Thailand from the illegal dumping of toxic waste by filing petitions and leading villagers to block trucks carrying the stuff — until a gunman in broad daylight fired four shots into him. … Read entire article »

Filed under: unclassified

2014 Coal Finance Report Card Extreme Investments Etreme Consequences(RAN, Sierra Club, BankTrack)

2014 Coal Finance Report Card  Extreme Investments Etreme Consequences(RAN, Sierra Club, BankTrack)

This fifth annual Coal Finance Report Card published by Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club, and BankTrack, assesses the impacts of the banking industry’s financing of the coal industry. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK, 9.Energy