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EU Might Boycott Palm Oil To Stop Deforestation

Deforestation Driving Climate Change, Extinction Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80 percent of the world’s palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India. Government … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Plantations vs. Biodiversity

Palm Oil Plantations Do Not Tolerate Wildlife By Melati Kaye, Scientific American and Mongabay I have been hiking through an oil palm plantation in Borneo for hours but have yet to see a single oil palm. Instead, mahogany and other … Continue reading

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Indonesia Forest Fires Threaten Wildlife, Communities

Land Clearing Considered Greatest Environmental Crime Of Our Time By Nadia Drake, Nature The world’s only wild orangutans—already besieged by logging, hunting, pet trading and the steady expansion of palm oil plantations—are now threatened by forest fires that have burned for … Continue reading

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Greenwashing Sustainable Palm Oil

Editor’s Note: Although it is possible to produce most things in a sustainable way, it’s not possible to grow large volumes of palm oil in a truly sustainable way–one that protects and promotes biodiversity. Most of these plantations are consuming a … Continue reading

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Indonesian Hero Earns Award For Forest Conservation

Sumatra’s Vanishing Wildlife An Indonesian has won the world’s most prestigious award for environmental activism for his efforts to fight illegal logging, forest encroachment for palm oil production, and a policy that would open up vast swathes of an endangered … Continue reading

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Forest Conservation Good For Business

Sustainable Palm Oil Ignores Biodiversity Editor’s Note: The term sustainable palm oil is misleading consumers as it relates to biodiversity and endangered species. I am looking for a clear and concise statement that tells me that companies that purchase such … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Plantations Killing Wildlife

Palm Oil A Deadly Biofuel The European Union wants to protect the climate and reduce carbon emissions from motor vehicles by blending fuels with increasing shares of supposedly eco-friendly “biofuels.” Last year, 1.9 million tons of palm oil were added … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Cheap Biofuels

Palm Oil Plantations Killing Endangered Species By Tom KnudsonAs a child, Matt Aman grew up in the lush tropical lowland rainforest of Sumatra. Tigers padded through the underbrush, rarely seen and silent as shadows. “It made my skin prickle,” the … Continue reading

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