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Chevron Crowned World's Worst!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Amazon Watch is honored to take the Public Eye Lifetime Award to Chevron's HQ in San Ramon, CA, where we will remind the corporation and the world that it has been globally recognized as the worst corporate actor on the planet. Twice.

Learning to Let Go of Baggage... Literally

Rachel Chang | Posted 01.23.2015 | Travel
Rachel Chang

The carousel stopped again. It wasn't there. And neither were the bags for the majority of my fellow passengers. Suddenly I heard screaming, yelling, and even riot-like chanting erupt. But it was all in Spanish.

In Galápagos, a Case of Suicide or Murder?

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 01.23.2015 | Crime
Cecilia Alvear

Was it suicide or murder? The Ecuadorian government, hoping to answer that question, says it is reopening the case of the death of underwater filmmaker Valerie de la Valdene, whose body was found July 5, 2014 in her home on Santa Cruz island in the Galápagos.

Courts Deep-Six Details of Chevron's Relationship to Shady Characters in Cover-up of Ecuador Environmental Disaster

Karen Hinton | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Karen Hinton

After more than two decades of litigation, Chevron continues to protect a series of shady characters who haye been instrumental in trying to sabotage a legal case brought by indigenous groups over environmental damage in Ecuador's rainforest.

Will Chevron Ever Do the Right Thing

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

The Pastaza and Kawapi Rivers in Ecuador come together near the border of Peru. At their confluence fresh water pink dolphins rise to the surface and nod their heads. Nearby toucans and parrots land. These animals and many more are a part of the ecosystem that is as pure and unadulterated as any in the world.

We Can Make a Difference for Our Planet After All: 10 Wildlife Conservation Success Stories from 2014

Dr. Cristián Samper | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Dr. Cristián Samper

We cannot ignore the realities of habitat loss for wildlife, the extinction crisis, and the impact climate change has on nature; but equally as important, we should not forget the good news and the victories through conservation action.

7 Questions About the Recent Oil Price Slump

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Oil prices have plunged recently, affecting everyone: producers, exporters, governments, and consumers.  Overall, we see this as a shot in the arm for the global economy. There is, however, much more to this complex and evolving story.

Of Naturalists and Nature Amid the Richness of the Andes

Steve Zack | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green
Steve Zack

Our natural world, so wondrous and so valuable to the quality of our lives and to the integrity of our breathing planet, needs a renewed commitment to its conservation.

Pay To Play: Ecuador Family Wins Favors After Donations to Democrats

The New York Times | FRANCES ROBLES | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

MIAMI — The Obama administration overturned a ban preventing a wealthy, politically connected Ecuadorean woman from entering the United States after...

Climate Change This Week: New Solar Record, Murder, a Flying Donut, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. * * Vier Pfoten/Four Paws/RHOI/Rex/AP Palm Oil is Lethal for Mother and Child: Thi...

International Development Is Selfish Work

Joan Hanawi | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Joan Hanawi

I think the challenge regarding development work lies in the fact that people with good intentions must cross not only borders, but they must also cross cultural backgrounds, histories, and realities in order to "help."

A Climate Cure For Social Injustice

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Why not invest in a new society that's safer and fairer, that reduces the threats posed by hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos?

Health Care Overseas: Is It Really A Viable Option?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.25.2015 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

In many countries you'll find excellent health care, with doctors and other practitioners who have studied at the world's best medical schools and hospitals.

10 Sublime Escapes to the Winter Sun of Latin America

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Make the most of Latin America's summer months - from January to March - by retreating to its sun-soaked beaches, mountains and vibrant cities.

Galápagos Struggle for Survival: Darwin Foundation vs. Santa Cruz Municipality

Cecilia Alvear | Posted 01.23.2015 | San Francisco
Cecilia Alvear

Darwin Foundation gift shop in Santa Cruz island, Galápagos. Darwin Foundation photo. In the beginning it was just a "little shop around the corner...

Hiking And Riding The Quilotoa Loop

Hannah Conduct | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
Hannah Conduct

The bus bumped its way along the sole road ambling through tiny villages that seemed to literally cling to the side of the mountain. I felt far removed from The Gringo Trail. This part of the adventure was already making me question everything I had experienced in South America so far.

Millennials Exploring Social Exclusion With Pope Francis: God, the Internet and Disrupting Business

Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Michelle Arevalo-Carpenter

Why invite 40 millennials and not the top 40 CEOs? What sort of insight can we offer that the world's foremost academics on social inclusion couldn't? How can a heterogeneous group with diverse religious beliefs help shape a debate hosted at the center of the Catholic world?

Chevron's Sham Remediation in Ecuador: Toxic Oil Pits Continue to Contaminate

Karen Hinton | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Karen Hinton

Ignoring the evidence, the oil giant continues to tout the agreement as its "get-out-of-jail-free" card, and U.S. reporters continue to use it in their stories as a legitimate response to the Ecuadorians' charges.

Baños, Ecuador: A Thriving Tourist Town With Hot Springs and "Miracle" Cures

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 01.14.2015 | Travel
InternationalLiving.com

With all this natural beauty, it's no wonder that Baños, cupped in a small valley at about 5,900 feet above sea level, is a thriving tourist town, equally popular with both Ecuadorian and international visitors

Ben Fogle Reveals His Most Memorable Travel Moments

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Adventurer, TV personality and author Ben Fogle tells us about his most memorable encounters across the globe, ahead of the latest series of Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild.

Donny Rico Gives Credit Where Credit Is Due: Judge Kaplan

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 12.30.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Reposted from Eye on the Amazon Chevron's retaliatory RICO case against the Ecuadorians and their lawyers would not have come about were it not for th...

Hall of SHAME? We Have a Winner!

Paul Paz y Miño | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Paul Paz y Miño

Please vote for Chevron in the 2014 Corporate Hall of Shame today! Reposted from the Eye On The Amazon There are many corporations worthy of being c...

Chevron Will Lose Ecuador Pollution Case on Both Law and Facts

Karen Hinton | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Prediction: Chevron will lose the historic Ecuador pollution case on both the law and the facts, despite what you may have read in articles by U.S. legal reporters about the 20-year plus lawsuit. In fact, you may think the Ecuadorians have lost already. They haven't.

Oil Price Blues (Read: Dangers) for Some

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 12.16.2014 | World
Steve H. Hanke

If oil prices stay below $90 per barrel for any length of time, we will witness massive fiscal squeezes and regime changes in one or more of the following countries: Iran, Bahrain, Ecuador, Venezuela, Algeria, Nigeria, Iraq, or Libya. It will be a movie we have seen before.

'I Got It From the Beginning': What Five Years of Vicious Retaliatory Litigation Gets Chevron

Aaron Marr Page | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Aaron Marr Page

The idea that U.S. judicial authority can be deployed so neatly in service of a single private interest, even (or especially) one of the country's most powerful corporations, is a bit hard to swallow, at least for me.