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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 ...
Greenpeace has called on the multinational Procter & Gamble (P&G) to commit to an immediate “no-deforestation” policy after linking the company to palm oil
suppliers in Indonesia which have allegedly engaged in destructive deforestation, clearing ...
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 ...
For those watching the world’s largest corporations, 2013 was extraordinary. Under pressure from NGOs, a slew of global companies that are number one in their industries made unprecedented commitments to better environmental and social behavior. ...
Peat canal drained by PT LUM, an APRIL supplier, following natural forest clearance in Pulau Tebing Tinggi. Photo by: Eyes on the Forest.
Indonesian pulp and paper giant Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (ARPIL) faces ...
An Indonesian court issued a big blow to a palm oil
company for illegally destroying forest land in Sumatra’s protected Leuser Ecosystem, which provides critical habitat for orangutans and other endangered species.
In what’s being called ...
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 ...
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforest
s. The following is a review of some of the major tropical forest-related news stories for the year.
As a review, this post will not ...
Even in the first light of dawn in the Tripa swamp forest of Sumatra it is clear that something is terribly wrong. Where there should be lush foliage stretching away towards the horizon, there are only the skeletons of trees. Smoke drifts across ...
Several issues around the UN mechanism that aims to curtail greenhouse gases by preventing forest loss were resolved in Warsaw at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and the meeting is ...
A new report names major U.S. and European banks that are financing land grabs in Indonesia for palm oil
production--which is harming the rainforest
and the lives of the people who live there--and the investors who are profiting from the ...
giant Golden-Agri Resources (GAR) will forgo development of an oil palm
plantation in an area of rainforest
in Indonesian New Guinea in order to comply with its forest conservation policy.
The decision by GAR - which is the ...
At home and abroad, Indonesia is highlighting its progress in curbing the environmental destruction
that has depleted forests and made the Southeast Asian nation a leading source of greenhouse gases. But environmentalists are ...
On Thursday, 17 October 2013 Mongabay.com and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
(RSPO) co-hosted a discussion on environmental issues related to palm oil
. The discussion involved representatives from WWF, Greenpeace and the RSPO. ...
Traveling just below the equator, deep in the Sumatran jungle of Indonesia for CNN's new "Expedition: Sumatra" series, my team and I were on assignment to capture the story of a region at a critical crossroads, where rainforest
s that provide ...
The world's biggest producer and consumer of palm oil
plans to increase its production of the commodity to meet rising global demand. Indonesia claims it can reach its goal of producing 40m tonnes a year by 2020 without sacrificing ...
Harrison Ford sparked a complaint from Indonesia's top forest official after the actor asked a series of tough questions about ongoing rainforest destruction
in the Southeast Asian nation, reports Indonesian state media.
Ford is in ...
Conversion of forests for palm oil
production now appears to be the single largest driver of deforestation in Indonesia, accounting for roughly a quarter of forest loss between 2009 and 2011, asserts a new Greenpeace report that accuses the ...
Indonesia has finally established an agency to implement the country's Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) program.
The REDD+ agency, established by a decree from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday, is ...
The plantations spreading over Sumatra aren't spreading onto empty land; poor rural villages often get swept up in big decisions made in Jakarta for Indonesia's forests. Mitra Taj reports from Teluk Kabung, where the arrival of the pulpwood ...
Kellogg Co. CEO John Bryant was criticized by an environmental activist over the food giant's palm oil
sourcing policy during the company's conference call yesterday, reports Bloomberg.
Lucia von Reusner of Green Century Capital ...
“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 ...
What is palm oil
? Why are rainforest
s being burned down for palm oil
? How can you help stop rainforest
s from being burned down for palm oil
?These are good questions--and we have answers.Here`s everything you need to know about the ...
As fires continue to burn the rainforest
s of Sumatra and customers around the world continue to raise the volume of their demands for deforestation-free products, a group of powerful individuals have gathered to align on how to stop this ...
On my way to Jakarta yesterday for a series of meetings with the Tropical Forest Alliance--a consortium of government and corporate leaders from around the world working to confront the world`s deforestation crisis--I stopped for a layover in ...