BoA To Stop Lending To Mountaintop Bloweruppers

BoA To Stop Lending To Mountaintop Bloweruppers

After activists took them on a field trip, Bank of America has pledged to phase out lending money to companies that mine coal by exploding off the tops of pretty mountains. Well, they explode ugly mountains too, but you get the point. [Switchboard, from NRDC] (Thanks to John!)

Would You Seek Out "Fairtrade" Gold If You Could?

Would You Seek Out "Fairtrade" Gold If You Could?

Gold is the latest commodity vying for the ethical “Fairtrade” seal of approval, reports Reuters in a feature on Britsh/Canadian Greg Valerio and his quest to reduce exploitation—both environmental and human—in the jewelry market.