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Could palm oil help save the Amazon?
This article is a longer version of story that appeared at Yale e360: In Brazil, Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Preserve Amazon.
For years now, environmentalists have become accustomed to ...
Oil palm plantations in Sabah, Malaysia. The palm oil industry maintains its product is "greening the planet" but the reality is more complex.
The commercial shows a typical office setting. A worker sits drearily at a desk, shredding ...
Brazil hopes to eventually become a major producer of palm oil, thanks to the expansion of this new exotic monoculture crop in the eastern Amazon jungle, where eucalyptus plantations are also mushrooming on broad swaths of already deforested ...
Royal Dutch Shell, Europe
's second biggest energy company, is poised to become the biggest oil major in biofuel
s as it battles to reassure investors about profitability.
The Anglo-Dutch company has signed a memorandum of understanding ...
DW-WORLD.DE talked to Ricardo Dorneles, the secretary for biofuel
s in Brazil's ministry for mines and energy, about his country's biofuel
s industry and Brazil's relationship with the EU.
After the Europe
an Union reduced its target for ...
Once hailed for providing an alternative to fossil fuels, makers of
s must now fight criticism
for pushing up food
rainforest depletion by proving they are still a sustainable energy source.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defended Brazil's production of biofuel
on Wednesday, rejecting criticism
that they are furthering a surge in global
food prices and harming the environment.
"Don't tell me, for the love ...
The EU has admitted that it failed to foresee problems raised by its policy
to encourage motorists in Europe
to drive vehicles which run on fuels derived
from plants as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions.
Last year ended with the incongruous image of 10,000 politicians,
businessmen, activists and scientists from 190 countries emitting vast
quantities of greenhouse gases as they flew home from Bali clutching the bare
bones of a global ...