Newly released WikiLeaks cables show BP covered up another drilling blowout

16 12 2010

As if BP needed more bad news following the Justice Department lawsuit filed against them yesterday, they now are under attack by WikiLeaks as well.  Yesterday WikiLeaks released more secret cables which revealed BP narrowly escaped another tragedy involving a drilling blowout.  Even worst, the cables show that BP actively tried to cover up the […]

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Google launches chrome for a cause extension

16 12 2010

Google has decided to compete against Microsoft by donating to charities based on usage of their products. The company has released a new Google Chrome Extension named chrome for a cause extension. The extension would calculate the number of tabs you open in a day and at the end of the day, you get to […]

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McDonald’s chief attacks children’s meal ‘food police’

13 12 2010

The chief executive of McDonald’s has described critics of the company who have tried to curtail the sale of Happy Meals aimed at children as “food police” and accused them of undermining parents in making decisions for their families. In an interview with the Financial Times, Jim Skinner responded to last month’s vote by the […]

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Former foes join forces

9 12 2010

Years of legal head-banging have turned to happy co-operation between two former environmental foes. Cement producer Lafarge Canada Inc. and the environmental group Lake Ontario Waterkeeper recently agreed on a plan to prevent toxic kiln dust from leaching into Bath Creek. Over the next three years, the company will spread a thick plastic membrane over […]

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CEMEX unveils carbon footprint tool; first in industry to measure and disclose carbon content of its key products

7 12 2010

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX), today announced that it has developed a carbon footprint tool- the first of its kind in the building materials industry- that allows the company to measure the greenhouse gases emissions of its cement, ready-mix and aggregates products. The footprint tool considers a cradle-to-gate approach, from raw material sourcing to […]

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Socapalm au Cameroun, l’épine du groupe Bolloré

7 12 2010

Spoliation, pollution et « climat de terreur » : l’édifiante enquàªte associative sur la plantation de palmiers. Après les enquàªtes journalistiques, un collectif d’associations dévoile trois ans d’enquàªte sur la Socapalm, la plus importante plantation de palmiers du Cameroun. Une société, contrôlée par les groupe Bolloré et Fabri, aux pratiques sociales et environnementales contestées. Rue89 […]

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Mobilisation autour des mines de la RDC

7 12 2010

Les mines de la République démocratique du Congo ont été une fois de plus au centre d’un colloque international organisé, du 1er au 3 décembre 2010 au Musée royal de Tervuren à  Bruxelles, sous le thème : « La quàªte des ressources en Afrique centrale. Le secteur minier de la République démocratique du Congo à  […]

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Retailers Fight to Escape ‘Conflict Minerals’ Law

2 12 2010

Top U.S. retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Target Corp. are battling to limit a new federal law that could force them to report whether their store-brand goods contain minerals from war-torn Central Africa. The requirement, part of the Dodd-Frank financial law passed in July, aims to pressure companies to spurn so-called conflict minerals–tin, tantalum, […]

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