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6/6/2013
Today is World Environment Day, and to mark it, the U.N. Environment Programme and the World Resources Institute are releasing a paper calling for concerted action to reduce food loss and waste. UNEP and WRI estimate that one-third of ...   
21/9/2012
Europe's multibillion-euro biodiesel industry has been dealt a blow by major policy changes outlined by the EU climate commissioner on Friday. The changes proposed by Connie Hedegaard will limit food-based biofuels to 5%, just above the ...   
21/4/2012
A large, global move to produce more energy from forest biomass may be possible and already is beginning in some places, but scientists say in a new analysis that such large-scale bioenergy production from forest biomass is unsustainable and will ...   
15/12/2011
Biofuels not food is biggest driver of 'land grabbing' deals, says report - The Ecologist Home | News | News Focus SEARCH More the 50 per cent of land-grabbing deals are for growing biofuels, according to new ...   
22/9/2011
The scale of the rush by speculators, pension funds and global agri-businesses to acquire large areas of developing countries is far greater than previously thought, and is already leading to conflict, hunger and human rights abuses, says ...   
23/5/2011
The U.S. and China led 23 nations in agreeing on the the first guidelines for producing biofuel from crops such as palm oil, an agricultural commodity used for cooking and to make detergents as well as fuel. The Rome-based Global ...   
22/12/2010
The European Union's executive said on Wednesday it was looking at further measures to tackle the unwanted side-effects of biofuels production, which compromise the fuels' green credentials. After a two-year investigation, the European ...   
28/10/2010
Oil Surging price of oil forces US military to seek alternative energy sources Fiscal reality is dawning as US jets and warships trial alternative fuels in bid to end military's costly dependence on oil * US navy completes ...   
26/3/2010
The European Union has bowed to pressure from environmental groups and published its first major impact assessment into the effect of biofuel on indirect land use change, following concerns that it could undermine the fuel's stated environmental ...   
4/3/2010
Palm oil plantations play a major role in the growing problems of deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia and tropical woodlands around the world. Last week's gathering of the International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment ...   
17/3/2009
The global economic turmoil has resulted in reduced demand for wood, shrinking investments in forest industries and forest management, finds the United Nations "State of the World's Forests" report released Monday. Stronger forest ...   
17/12/2008
No one could have predicted quite how dramatically 2008 would have ended. Even as President Bush was slashing his way through US environmental protection laws, president-elect Obama appointed Nobel prize-winning physicist Steve Chu as the next US ...   
12/9/2008
European biofuel producers were disappointed by a key vote in Parliament yesterday (11 September), which, though confirming a binding 10% target for renewables in transport fuels by 2020, shifts the focus away from agro-fuels and provides for a ...   
1/5/2008
The increased use of biofuels has been partially responsible for a hefty increase in food prices worldwide with Western governments now having second thoughts on "green fuels" such as ethanol. Once praised as the ...   
30/4/2008
The increased use of biofuels has been partially responsible for a hefty increase in food prices worldwide with Western governments now having second thoughts on “green fuels” such as ethanol. Once praised as the answer to global ...   
14/4/2008
The EU must suspend its target of raising the share of biofuels in transport to 10% until a more comprehensive scientific study on their environmental risks is carried out, the European Environment Agency has said. The warning came as ...   
19/1/2008
Rising prices for cooking oil are forcing residents of Asia’s largest slum, in Mumbai, India, to ration every drop. Bakeries in the United States are fretting over higher shortening costs. And here in Malaysia, brand-new factories built ...   
1/1/2008
Eco-conscious palm oil, Malaysian Star
Oil palm companies are subjecting themselves to scrutiny to meet consumer demand for eco-friendly palm oil. PALM oil is heading for certification – the first tangible sign of a commitment towards sustainable production of the ...   
25/10/2007
The world's scarce resources are being depleted at a wholly unsustainable rate despite urgent warnings sounded two decades ago, the United Nations' Environment Programme said on Thursday. The following is a brief regional summary ...   
7/7/2007
Biofuels will help reduce the global gap between rich and poor nations by making many developing countries energy exporters, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said. Europe and the US are planning to use more of the ...   
5/7/2007
The European Union is juggling policy priorities ranging from farming to trade as it prepares for a surge in the use of plant-based fuels, a cornerstone of the bloc's ambitious target for fighting climate change. The 27-nation EU agreed in March ...   
24/1/2007
Promising a 20% cut in carbon emissions by 2020, the EU now claims to be the world leader in tackling climate change. But dig a little deeper, and the whole project starts to look like a smoke-and-mirrors trick to allow European industry ...   
12/11/2006
The global economy must be radically restructured to curb the world's gluttonous appetite for resources and its climate-warming ways, or it will face ecological and social collapse, environmental guru Lester Brown said ...   

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