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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 ...   
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 ...   
26/12/2013
2013 was full of major developments in efforts to understand and protect the world's tropical rainforests. 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 ...   
23/10/2013
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 ...   
25/9/2013
One of the world’s major terrestrial carbon pools is rapidly deteriorating as large parts of Indonesia’s peatlands are deforested and converted to oil palm and paper plantations. No longer a carbon sink, Indonesia’s peatlands are now a globally ...   
1/9/2013
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 ...   
23/7/2013
With a propensity to devour everything in their path and spiral quickly out of control, leaving behind swathes of scorched earth, forest fires are considered a hazard in most parts of the world. In Indonesia, however, fires are the preferred ...   
26/6/2013
During the smoky season, or “musim kabut” as it is called in Indonesia, skeletons of leaves fall from the sky and disintegrate like melting snowflakes in children’s hands. Historically, Indonesia’s smoky season has peaked at the end of ...   
24/2/2013
The finding, which threatens the entire rationale of the onshore wind farm industry, will be made by Scottish government-funded researchers who devised the standard method used by developers to calculate "carbon payback time' for wind farms on ...   
14/1/2013
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 ...   
11/10/2012
Despite government pledges to rein in deforestation, Indonesia is on track to release vast amounts of greenhouse gases over the next decade as its burgeoning palm oil industry churns under carbon-rich peat and cuts down its ...   
2/3/2012
Environmental organization Greenpeace Indonesia has accused Sinar Mas Group-owned industry giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) of illegally exploiting protected trees. A year-long investigation carried out by Greenpeace’s activists on APP’s ...   
27/2/2012
Rising temperatures are drying out northern forests and peatlands, producing bigger and more intense fires. And this will only get much worse as the planet heats up from the use of ever larger amounts of fossil fuels, scientists warned last week ...   
24/2/2012
Forest fires are a fact of life, and in some regions an important part of the natural ecosystem, but that does not make them welcome. Wildfire sears an astonishing 350 to 400 million hectares each year: this is an area of land greater than the ...   
12/9/2011
Despite numerous promises by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono that it would stop, the burning of Indonesia's rainforest is continuing, to the point where the haze is so thick that schools are closing, airplanes are being diverted and 60 percent ...   
3/6/2011
The Rape of Borneo | Photo, Asian Sentinel
The Farce and Corruption Threatening Indonesia's Rainforest At a mine-site near Sangatta in East Kalimantan, a titanic crater yawns out of the ground, its nadir filled with brown slurry. Looking across the hinterland from its ...   
24/5/2011
While a majority of the United States House of Representatives continues to hinder U.S. climate actions nationally and internationally by denying that climate change is real and man-made, other countries continue to work together to try to stop ...   
21/4/2011
What does Nature give us? A special Earth Day article Rainforest leaves in Uganda. To read last years Earth Day article: World failing on every environmental issue: an op-ed for Earth Day. There is no question that Earth has ...   
9/2/2011
Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), the palm oil arm of Indonesia-based Sinar Mas, on Wednesday announced a plan to halt the destruction of Indonesia's forests previously caused by their operations. Approximately 30 percent of the palm oil ...   
31/12/2010
Indonesia has chosen its Borneo island to conduct a pilot project aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation, as part of a deal with Norway, an official said Thursday.Norway agreed in May to contribute up to a billion ...   
6/12/2010
On a humid afternoon in Sungai Tohor, a coastal village in Sumatra's Riau province, 50 or so men are packed into a town-hall conference room. They sit in neat rows of blue plastic chairs, many clad in knee-high rubber boots, loose-fitting polo ...   
29/11/2010
UN-backed scheme to save the plant from boiling in man-made gases by reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and degradation -- a lot hangs on how certain words are defined. What, after all, is a forest? Indonesia is one of the ...   
4/11/2010
The carbon footprint of oil sands mining projects caused by land disturbance is greater than that of highly destructive bio-fuel projects in Indonesia, says a new study by U.S. and Canadian researchers. While the clearing of tropical ...   
3/10/2010
While several REDD projects are getting closer to selling their credits on the voluntary market, those hoping to benefit from the scheme say most investors are not willing to bear the risks just yet. Giving trees a value is one solution ...   
2/9/2010
US fast food giant Burger King said Thursday it would no longer buy palm oil from Sinar Mas or its subsidiaries after Greenpeace campaigned against the Indonesian group's land-clearing practices. Burger King joins the likes of Unilever, ...   

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