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4/3/2014
Greenpeace released a spoof video of the Procter & Gamble’s “Thank You Mom” advertisement showing how deforestation for palm oil is orphaning orangutans in Indonesian. Greenpeace activists also took action today at P&G’s global headquarters in a ...   
26/2/2014
In a month saturated with dispiriting reports of recent human atrocity – the vile slaughter at a Nigerian school, the nuclear-winter-style pollution in China, the killing of an unarmed refugee in an Australian detainment camp – one story flickers ...   
16/2/2014
In YAWEPARE, Ecuador -- An oil pipeline runs through this village to a Chinese rig at the end of the road. At night, when the rig is pumping, the pipeline is too hot to touch, but villagers say that in the morning, it's a good place to dry ...   
12/1/2014
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 ...   
23/12/2013
The strongest wave of indigenous protests since the 1990s is underway in Sarawak, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. On International Human Rights Day, December 10, hundreds of people across the state demonstrated against a series of 12 ...   
19/11/2013
Protesters from 10 Indonesian labor unions and four NGOs descended on the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RPSO) meetings in Medan last Tuesday, urging the industry body to take serious steps to end what they claim is rampant abuse of workers ...   
5/10/2013
The flames roared 20 metres above the Niger delta swamp for 48 hours; 6,000 barrels of crude oil spilled into the creeks and waterways around the village of Bodo and several people died. But although the Nigerian army and navy were stationed just ...   
18/9/2013
Villagers in Indonesia’s Central Kalimantan province occupied a local government office last week, fed up with the government’s lack of action to resolve a long-running land dispute with palm oil company PT Rezeki Alam Semesta ...   
24/7/2013
“What kind of oil should we buy?” Luo Xiaohua shouts to her cousin from the cooking oil aisle in Yonghui Supermarket in the heart of Chongqing, a rising Chinese megacity. Luo, 50, is the quintessential Chinese shopper. She earns $3,250 a year and ...   
25/5/2013
Land conflicts between farmers and plantation owners, mining companies and developers have raged across Indonesia as local and multinational companies have been encouraged to seize and then deforest customary land – land owned by indigenous ...   
13/5/2013
Bill Oddie, the naturalist and BBC television presenter, has made a provocative protest film intended to embarrass the global bank HSBC over its links to logging companies blamed for the destruction of the rainforest in Malaysia. The ...   
27/2/2013
Most villages along the Baram River in Malaysia cannot count on round-the-clock electricity. Diesel generators hum at night near longhouses in the northwestern corner of the island of Borneo. Mobile and Internet coverage are almost ...   
9/2/2013
A Malaysian state minister Friday said the government would not push ahead with building a dozen new dams on Borneo island, acknowledging they have caused outrage from local tribes and environmentalists. The proposals sparked fears that ...   
7/2/2013
Investing in companies that flout local community rights in developing countries often leads to severe economic losses, according to a new report from the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI). A rising trend in "land grabbing" from Africa to ...   
24/1/2013
In 2008, environmental author Bill McKibben and a group of seven young activists scraped together $30,000, built a climate-awareness website called 350.org, and took to then still-novel social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr to ...   
15/11/2012
From above, the forests of Cameroon seem to sweep across the land in an unending carpet of green. The forested swath is the second-largest in Africa, with tens of thousands of people at its fringes and nestled in its lush depths, dependent on ...   
6/11/2012
The controversial Murum dam in Malaysia is the first big overseas project for the China Three Gorges Project Company (CTGC) which is building hydro- and coal-fired power stations in 23 countries. So how it resolves its current conflict with the ...   
16/4/2012
Locals protesting the destruction of their forest in Papua New Guinea for two palm oil plantations say police have been sent in for a second time to crack-down on their activities, even as a Commission of Inquiry (COI) investigates the legality ...   
3/1/2012
On Nov. 19, 2008, an orangutan with a tranquilizer dart in his side is made to sleep before rangers relocate him to another place on Borneo island, away from this palm oil plantation. (Photo: AFP, Getty Images) If there were any doubts ...   
11/11/2011
In a remote corner of Sierra Leone, signs of a bonanza are evident. New corrugated zinc roofs have replaced simple thatch on houses, motorbikes ply the streets and market stalls are well-stocked. The new wealth of the villagers in ...   
27/8/2011
At 0700 hours, June 17, 100 Miles off the coast of Greenland, a black inflatable speedboat splashed into the icy water off the bow of a large, repurposed Russian fireboat. Kumi Naidoo, the charismatic leader of Greenpeace International, climbed ...   
25/7/2011
Officials in Papua and Riau want to prevent deforestation, but they need concrete action and resources from the national government, not just talk and instructionsTalking through carbon markets in Papua In the new decentralised ...   
28/6/2011
Whatever you think of Greenpeace's politics you have to admit they are peerless masters of the publicity stunt. Over the past few years, the environmental group has developed a knack for pulling off the kind of multi-platform, ...   
9/6/2011
Mattel to investigate suppliers for links to rain forest destruction Mattel Inc., the world's biggest toy company, said it would direct its suppliers to stop buying wood pulp from Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), an Indonesian-Chinese company ...   
8/6/2011
The US maker of the most popular doll ever created, Barbie, has been accused of contributing to the destruction of Indonesian forests and habitats of endangered species by the environmental watchdog organization outfit, Greenpeace, reports the ...   

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