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Greenpeace has called on the multinational Procter & Gamble (P&G) to commit to an immediate “no-deforestation” policy after linking the company to palm oil
suppliers in Indonesia which have allegedly engaged in destructive deforestation, clearing ...
Some recent dispatches from the breakfast cereal front.The Battle Creek, Michigan-based Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) says it is working to ensure the palm oil
used in its products is responsibly produced, and doesn't come from plantations ...
An Indonesian court issued a big blow to a palm oil
company for illegally destroying forest land in Sumatra’s protected Leuser Ecosystem, which provides critical habitat for orangutans and other endangered species.
In what’s being called ...
An Indonesian court has found the palm oil
company PT Kallista Alam guilty of illegally burning large swathes of the Tripa peat forest, which lies within Sumatra`s Leuser Ecosystem, the only place on Earth where tigers, elephants, rhinos, and ...
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforest
s. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year.
As a review, this post will not ...
After three decades of studying the world’s great rainforest
s, including the Amazon and Congo Basin, I thought I’d seen the best nature has to offer. But that was before I visited a small pocket of forest in northern Borneo known as the Danum ...
Several issues around the UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest loss were resolved in Warsaw at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate
Change (UNFCCC), and the meeting is ...
A new report names major U.S. and European banks that are financing land grabs in Indonesia for palm oil
production--which is harming the rainforest
and the lives of the people who live there--and the investors who are profiting from the ...
In case it wasn't already clear, there is now consensus that climate
change will have a significant impact on the world's food systems. A leaked draft of the newest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) ...
At home and abroad, Indonesia is highlighting its progress in curbing the environmental destruction that has depleted forests and made the Southeast Asian nation a leading source of greenhouse gases. But environmentalists are ...
After lifting off this week from the chaotic urban jungle of Kinshasa, scientists guided a twin-engine aircraft over the real jungle. With a small onboard laser, they began sweeping the vast rainforest
of the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...
One of the world’s major terrestrial carbon pools is rapidly deteriorating as large parts of Indonesia’s peatlands are deforested and converted to oil palm
and paper plantations. No longer a carbon sink, Indonesia’s peatlands are now a globally ...
Matt Adam Williams explains why yesterday's European Parliament vote will likely have environmentally negative impacts on the other side of the world.....This morning I awoke to the sound of bearded pigs rustling in the undergrowth and ...
The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food crops because of fears that biofuels can push up grain prices or damage the climate
, further undermining the once booming industry.
Lawmakers voting in Strasbourg ...
Harrison Ford sparked a complaint from Indonesia's top forest official after the actor asked a series of tough questions about ongoing rainforest
destruction in the Southeast Asian nation, reports Indonesian state media.
Ford is in ...
imports into Europe for use as car fuel increased by more than three-fold since 2006, raising concerns than renewable fuels targets may be contributing to deforestation, displacing marginalized communities, and driving greenhouse gas ...
The plantations spreading over Sumatra aren't spreading onto empty land; poor rural villages often get swept up in big decisions made in Jakarta for Indonesia's forests. Mitra Taj reports from Teluk Kabung, where the arrival of the pulpwood ...
The Congolese village of Madimba is struggling with the ravages of decades of rampant deforestation and the capital Kinshasa's insatiable appetite for cooking with charcoal.
It is not alone. As in many other villages across this huge ...
With a propensity to devour everything in their path and spiral quickly out of control, leaving behind swathes of scorched earth, forest fires are considered a hazard in most parts of the world. In Indonesia, however, fires are the preferred ...
Unsustainable hunting of forest elephants, gorillas, forest antelopes, and other seed-dispersers could have long-term impacts on the health and resilience of Congo Basin rainforest
s, warns a study published today in a special issue of the journal ...
Deforestation has fallen in Congo Basin countries over the past decade despite a sharp increase in the rate of forest clearing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a new study published in the Philosophical Transactions of the ...
Brazil’s economy has been booming. During the past decade, it grew from the ninth to the sixth-largest in the world. While this growth has brought many socioeconomic benefits, it’s come with a downside: significant environmental impacts. Brazil ...
What is palm oil
? Why are rainforest
s being burned down for palm oil
? How can you help stop rainforest
s from being burned down for palm oil
?These are good questions--and we have answers.Here`s everything you need to know about the ...
On my way to Jakarta yesterday for a series of meetings with the Tropical Forest Alliance--a consortium of government and corporate leaders from around the world working to confront the world`s deforestation crisis--I stopped for a layover in ...
During the smoky season, or “musim kabut” as it is called in Indonesia, skeletons of leaves fall from the sky and disintegrate like melting snowflakes in children’s hands.
Historically, Indonesia’s smoky season has peaked at the end of ...