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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 ...   
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, ...   
5/12/2014
The Singapore-based palm-oil business Musim Mas announced Thursday that it will make sure that the oil it purchases hasn`t been harvested in ways that cause deforestation. Musim Mas handles about 18 percent of the world`s palm oil. It ...   
27/11/2014
Indonesia’s reforming new president is to crack down on the rampant deforestation and peatland destruction that has made the nation the world’s third largest emitter of climate-warming carbon dioxide. Joko Widodo signalled the ...   
25/11/2014
The Brazilian soy industry has extended its deforestation moratorium for another 18 months. The moratorium, which was established in 2006 after a high-profile Greenpeace campaign, bars conversion of forests in Brazilian Amazon for soy ...   
16/11/2014
Last August, from the window of a jet high over Sumatra, I counted nearly a dozen plumes of smoke rising from the vast jungles and plantations below. Some more than a half-mile wide, they looked like pillars holding up the sky. That week the ...   
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 ...   
16/9/2014
Indonesian lawmakers have approved a pact for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to tackle smog pollution, becoming the grouping's final member to sign up to the regional co-operation effort. Indonesia has failed in ...   
16/9/2014
Indonesia’s parliament on Tuesday voted to ratify a regional agreement on cross-border haze as fires ripped through forests in west of the country, choking neighbouring Singapore with hazardous smog. Officials in Singapore and Malaysia ...   
5/9/2014
The world's undisturbed forests are being degraded at an "alarming speed", researchers said on Thursday, as they released new analysis showing an area three times the size of Germany was affected by logging and infrastructure development in the ...   
5/9/2014
The world's last remaining forest wilderness is rapidly being lost - and much of this is taking place in Canada, not in Brazil or Indonesia where deforestation has so far made the headlines. A new satellite study reveals that since 2000 ...   
31/8/2014
A month after Singapore was shrouded in a thick haze produced by Indonesian fires in June 2013, scientist David Gaveau went to the source of the smoke in Riau province to survey the charred aftermath. News reports attributed the haze to ...   
20/8/2014
Air pollution caused by fires set for land-clearing on Sumatra has become a regularly occurrence in Southeast Asia, spurring hand-wringing in Singapore and Malaysia over health effects and worries among environmentalists over the climate impacts. ...   
14/8/2014
Every year, thousands of hectares of Indonesian forest are illegally burned by development companies. However, Indonesia’s Minister of Environment, Balthasar Kambuaya, is optimistic that legal charges over such fires can be completed – even ...   
6/8/2014
Singapore's parliament has approved a controversial measure that could penalize companies - both foreign and domestic - that are responsible for causing haze overseas, reports Reuters. The bill, which needs to be signed by Singapore's ...   
20/7/2014
Long considered an unproductive hindrance to growth and development, peat swamp forests in Southeast Asia have been systematically cleared, drained and burned away to make room plantations and construction. Now, as alternating cycles of fires and ...   
18/7/2014
Agriculture plays a massive role in today’s global economy. It’s easy to not realize that your salad’s fresh tomatoes are likely flown in from the Netherlands, its asparagus is picked by a Peruvian farmer and the dressing has palm oil harvested ...   
16/7/2014
More than 30 percent of Borneo's rainforests have been destroyed over the past forty years due to fires, industrial logging, and the spread of plantations, finds a new study that provides the most comprehensive analysis of the island's forest ...   
30/6/2014
Trees in Indonesia are disappearing at twice the rate reported by the nation's government, according to a new analysis of deforestation rates. The data also suggests that the nation's 2011 regulations to halt deforestation were largely ...   
30/6/2014
Indonesia cleared 840,000 hectares of forest in 2012 compared to 460,000 hectares in Brazil, with new research suggesting that the true size of deforestation and climate change impacts have been significantly under reported. Forests play ...   
13/6/2014
Eliminating deforestation, peatlands and forest degradation, and forest fires in the tropics could reduce global carbon emissions by two billion tons a year, or nearly a fifth, argues a new study published in Global Change Biology. The ...   
3/6/2014
For years, this is known as a smoky, hazy time of year in Sumatra, Indonesia. And each year it’s getting worse. It’s the dry season, and hundreds of thousands of hectares of Indonesian peatland fires will burn for months. Those fires are a direct ...   
26/5/2014
Comprised of over 17,000 islands that are highly susceptible to rising seas, Indonesia is taking stock of its position as the world's third leading emitter of greenhouse gases after the United States and China. Faced with the upcoming ...   
20/4/2014
One of Indonesia's most unique biosphere reserves is at risk of being destroyed by forest fires unless local and national government can work together to save it, a UNESCO expert says. Covering around 700,000 hectares of the Bengkalis ...   
17/4/2014
This is the seventh in an ongoing series of articles developed in support of this year's two Katoomba Meetings, both of which are taking place in Latin America. The first meeting will take place on March 19 and 20 at Iguazú Falls, on the border ...   

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