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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 ...
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
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 ...
This is the first blog post I`ve written for RAN. I`m the new senior agribusiness campaigner and I was hired because RAN believes that it is more urgent than ever that we take our palm oil
work to the next level.
I`m writing this post to ...
, 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 ...
This spring could be the most miserable one ever for those of us with allergies, and we can blame it on climate change.
People in the Northeast, in particular, will be among the hardest hit in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and this ...
Less than two months after its implementation, two Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) suppliers in Indonesian Borneo have been accused of violating the company’s new sustainability policy, which includes a zero deforestation commitment throughout its entire ...
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
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 ...
The flight from Quito to Coca, a small oil
town in the Ecuadorian Amazon, takes off a couple of hours late, so we don't reach Coca until around noon. Then we have to take a helicopter up the Napo river to reach Añangu, in the heart of Yasuni, the ...
Industrial oil palm
plantations are spreading from Malaysia and Indonesia to the Congo raising fears about deforestation and social conflict.
A new report by The Rainforest
Foundation UK (RFUK), dramatically entitled The Seeds of ...
Satellite mapping and aerial surveys have revealed that a controversial palm oil
concession in Cameroon is almost entirely covered by "dense natural forest," according to a new report by Greenpeace. The activist group alleges that the concession, ...
Like in a desolate Edward Hopper landscape, the orangutan was clinging to the one last tree that stood next to the river in Kutai National Park in eastern Kalimantan. The joy of seeing this magnificent primate was spoiled by his destroyed habitat ...
A couple decades ago just prior to my postgraduate studies at The University of Melbourne I had the privilege of visiting an Indonesian rainforest
. I encourage everyone to spend one night in a tropical rainforest
; its rich array and cacophony of ...
Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), a forestry giant that has been widely criticized for its role in driving deforestation and contributing to social conflict in Indonesia, today announced a zero deforestation policy that could have a dramatic impact on ...
One of the world's biggest pulp and paper companies said it would stop using timber from Indonesia's natural forests and only use trees from plantations in a drive that an environmental group said may be a milestone if the company keeps its ...
The public controversy around “America’s Doctor” is heating up.
You may have noticed, for instance, the feature article in the most recent issue of New Yorker magazine titled “The Operator: is the most trusted doctor in America doing ...
In Indonesia, the name for the island of Borneo is Kalimantan. It is the third largest island in the world, renowned for its lush tropical rainforest
s, one of only two strongholds for the intelligent, endangered orangutan.
In the 1980's and 1990's more timber was removed from the rainforest
s Borneo than from all of Africa and South America combined. This tragic loss of habitat, with its attendant loss of wildlife and indigenous cultures, has gone largely ...
Biofuel refinery in new industrial zone in Tapachula, an exporting city on the coast of Chiapas. With plans for expansion, there is a coffee plant to its left and an oil
refinery being built on its right. Mexico is currently laying the foundation ...
Global strategist, trained educator, and international lecturer Daniel Rirdan set out to create a plan addressing the future of our planet. His book The Blueprint: Averting Global Collapse, published last year, does just that.
"It has ...
2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the most significant tropical rainforest
-related news stories for 2012.
There were many other important stories in 2012 and some were ...