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We love our forests in California. After a century of rapidly losing them to farming and logging, we finally succeeded in virtually ending deforestation in California. We were driven by our interest in the natural beauty, the wildlife, the ...
touches our lives every time we take a trip to the supermarket. Palm oil
and its derivatives are used in a ubiquitous array of packaged foods, including ice cream, cookies, crackers, chocolate products, cereals, breakfast bars, cake ...
It was one of those days when we felt like change was in the air – even if it was a small victory it was an important one.
Yesterday, we confirmed that notorious palm oil
producer and forest destroyer, Duta Palm
a, has (finally) been ...
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
(RSPO) has evicted Indonesian palm oil
giant Dutapalma Nusantara for violating key principles for sustainability.
Dutapalma Nusantara, which is also known as Darmex Agro or Duta Palm
a, was found to ...
Five Asian countries have lost nearly one-third of their forests in the last 35 years and could be left with little more than 10-20% of their original cover by 2030 – with devastating effects on wildlife and humans, a new report ...
An independent investigation has shown that First Resources Ltd, a palm oil
plantation company and member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
(RSPO), failed to obtain proper consent from local communities before clearing rainforests for ...
When you go to the grocery store and you buy a bag of chips, a chocolate bar, crackers, ice-cream, doughnuts, frozen snacks or other candy, you may see a label on the products saying ‘RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil
’ or ‘Green Palm
China Eastern Airlines has said it plans to introduce biofuel-powered commercial flights, after yesterday completing its first successful trial of green aviation fuel.
An Airbus A320 landed at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport ...
It always amazes me how the actions – or rather inaction – of high-level meetings in far-off cities can so seriously impact forests in my own country.
Today, an organisation with the declared aim of ensuring environmentally responsible ...
A major Indonesian palm oil
producer continues to clear rainforests in Sumatra despite being a prominent member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
(RSPO), casting doubts on the body's effectiveness in limiting deforestation, alleges a new ...
Hundreds of hectares of rainforest and tiger habitat protected under the Indonesian government’s moratorium have been destroyed, revealed Greenpeace International, following an investigation into Duta Palm
a, a notorious Indonesian palm oil
The UK government has officially joined an innovative new public-private initiative designed to harness the power of private sector companies to tackle deforestation around the world.
Climate Change Minister Greg Barker confirmed ...
Squinting under the bill of his baseball cap, Leonary Marcus scans the treetops for ripe clusters of palm
fruit to hack down with the aluminum scythe hanging from his shoulder. When a flame-red bunch catches his eye, he hooks the tool at the crux ...
, a Finnish energy giant, has announced a new "no deforestation" policy [PDF] for sourcing palm oil
. The company, which is one of the world's largest buyers of palm oil
, had faced criticism from environmentalists for purchasing palm oil
A few weeks ago the Skoll World Forum hosted an online debate on how increased global consumption can be balanced with sustainability. The debate asks how a rapidly growing world that is ever consuming can hope to feed everyone, and at the same ...
Cargill plans to "aggressively" expand its palm oil
holdings in Sulawesi, Indonesian Borneo, and Sumatra, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The agribusiness giant says it will target areas where it is "environmentally safe to expand our ...
Shoppers might consider their Easter Eggs less tasty if they knew some brands are contributing to rainforest destruction, campaigners will warn today.
A survey of over 70 Easter Egg manufacturers undertaken by the Rainforest Foundation ...
Liberia's largest palm oil
company, Golden Veroleum, needs to review its social and environmental policies after its workers damaged graves, cleared existing crops and polluted creeks, according to an independent study it ...
Covering a global industry like automotive is air travel dependent.
I won't go into the awful details, but my annual carbon footprint is alarming. British Airways estimates in-flight carbon dioxide emission of a 10th of a kilogram per ...
Golden Agri-Resources, one of the largest palm oil
producers in Indonesia, is launching a pilot program designed to protect forests within its concession areas that have high carbon stock and those most important for conservation. Greenpeace ...
The Indonesian government is ready to revoke the licenses of palm oil
companies in the country if they do not have an Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil
certificate by 2014, a high-level official at the Agriculture Ministry said on ...
Every time I meet someone and let them know that I work for Greenpeace they usually picture me with a helmet on my head, hanging from a rope or under the pressure of a water hydrant in the middle of the ocean. And every time I arrange a meeting ...
At least US$7.3 billion has been pledged for REDD+ over the period from 2008 to 2015, with $4.3 billion pledged for REDD+ readiness during the fast-start period alone (2010-2012). In addition to these funds, private investors, private ...
Doughnut and coffeehouse giant Dunkin' Donuts has agreed to source 100 percent of its palm oil
under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
(RSPO), though the company has yet to set a date for the move, reports the New York State Comptroller's ...
Indonesia possesses some of world’s richest forests in terms of biodiversity, carbon values and sheer beauty.
The nation’s forests have fostered a diversity of cultural systems and are home to around 32,000 forest villages representing ...