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18/12/2014
Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate change, extinction and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar industry, “big palm” has the ...   
15/12/2014
Development of oil palm plantations is providing cover for large-scale illegal logging in Indonesian Borneo, driving destruction of some of the island's most biodiverse forests and undermining efforts to reform the country's forestry sector, ...   
6/12/2014
In the winter of 2013--14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to 5 feet descended on beaches, farmers' fields, city parks and airport runways throughout southern Canada and the United ...   
6/12/2014
Last week, Indonesia`s new president, Joko Widodo, ordered the country's Ministry of Environment and Forestry to review the licenses of all companies that have converted peatlands to oil palm plantations. If the ministry follows through, ...   
6/12/2014
Almost a century ago, Russian botanist N.I. Vavilov was traveling the world in search of new species when he identified why equatorial rain forests are so critical to the Earth’s future: They’re the source-pool for 90 percent of the planet’s ...   
5/12/2014
Glenn Hurowitz is the head of the Forest Heroes campaign, an effort to shift agricultural expansion away from forests and peatlands. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.About one year ago today, I was pretty down. It was ...   
2/12/2014
New study faults adaptive 'Novel Ecosystems' concept with ignoring true values of biodiversity, restoration Over the past few years a new conservation approach known as the "novel ecosystems" concept has been slowly gathering steam in ...   
1/12/2014
For all the flack the U.N. climate talks have taken over the past 20 years, one major achievement will be on display as the next round of negotiations open in Peru today. Climate change has been inextricably linked to social ...   
29/11/2014
For six years, while drought ravaged Chihuahua State, Mario Ruiz clung to his small herd of cattle.The pasture where his cattle graze, about 45 miles north of the city of Chihuahua, turned bare. Many of his cows starved. Others he sold to ...   
26/11/2014
Preliminary data released by the Brazilian government suggests that deforestation in Earth's largest rainforest slowed 18 percent over the past year. Figures published Wednesday by Brazil's National Space Research Institute (INPE) show ...   
25/11/2014
Much of the discussion during next month's international climate negotiations in Lima, Peru will revolve around halting tropical forest loss to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But Ecosystem Marketplace's latest report on the ...   
23/11/2014
One cold October day in 1968, I climbed out of a warm creek on the Yellowstone Plateau and came face to face with a huge grizzly. I froze, not knowing what to do. Since I was naked, my options were limited. I slowly turned my head and looked off ...   
18/11/2014
Environmentalists and energy boosters alike welcomed a federal compromise announced Tuesday that will allow fracking in the largest national forest in the eastern United States, but make most of its woods off-limits to drilling.The ...   
17/11/2014
Suspects wanted for crimes including poaching rhino, trafficking ivory and illegally chopping down forests feature on the first ever Most Wanted-style appeal to catch environmental criminals. Interpol’s public appeal hopes to catch nine ...   
13/11/2014
In the 1990s, the world watched with alarm as vast tracts of tropical rainforest were torn down for timber and croplands, dug up for minerals and energy, and flooded for hydroelectric projects. Conservation groups, governments, philanthropists, ...   
9/11/2014
While Arizona’s most recent fire season was relatively tame, one study argues that the worst may be yet to come due to climate change. In a study titled “Flammable Planet: Wildfires and the Social Cost of Carbon,” the Cost of Carbon ...   
4/11/2014
A book alleging massive corruption by Sarawak's long-time ruler, Abdul Taib bin Mahmud, is being released despite apparent legal threats against the book's publisher and author. Money Logging, written by the Bruno Manser Fund's executive ...   
30/10/2014
In the mid-1990s I visited a magnificent tract of lowland rainforest in Malaysian Borneo. Some of my fondest memories are from that forest: hiking under the towering trees, wading in the crystal-clear streams, and delighting in its spectacular ...   
30/10/2014
These are rough times for carbon taxes, aimed at mitigating climate change. Australia recently repealed its carbon tax. South Korea delayed a carbon-based tax on vehicle emissions. South Africa put off a planned carbon tax until 2016.And ...   
26/10/2014
Indonesia is set to merge its Forestry and Environment Ministries into one entity, in a move aimed at better managing deforestation and the haze. President Joko Widodo gave notice of this change and a reorganisation of several other ...   
17/10/2014
Of Indonesia’s 100 GW in new power generation capacity by 2035, half will be coal-fired, says IEA. Indonesia cannot build power stations fast enough. And neither can most of its Asian neighbors. Rapid economic and population growth are ...   
15/10/2014
Covert GPS surveillance of timber trucks by Amazon campaigners has revealed how loggers are defeating attempts to halt deforestation in the world’s greatest rainforest. Raids by law enforcement officers are expected early on Wednesday morning, ...   
13/10/2014
At the crack of dawn on an early winter morning, Double G’s restaurant in Paducah, Texas, would typically be bustling with hunters loading up on sausage, eggs and black coffee before they head out into the grasslands with their shotguns and ...   
12/10/2014
At the dirt road entrance to the Mingo Logan Coal Company site along Route 17 in rural West Virginia, a white metal sign hangs, riddled with bullet holes, announcing "NO TRESPASSING" in red lettering.Kenny King doesn't much ...   
9/10/2014
In late August, India's environment ministry rejected a proposal to build what would be the country's largest hydropower plant in a remote and pristine part of the country's northeast because of the potential damage to an area rich in ...   

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