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Do Your Cookies and Shampoo Contain "Deforestation?"

Do Your Cookies and Shampoo Contain "Deforestation?" | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
Forests are being cleared at an alarming rate to make room for new palm oil plantations. (Do Your Cookies and Shampoo Contain "Deforestation?
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Borneo may lose half its orangutans to deforestation, hunting, and plantations

Borneo may lose half its orangutans to deforestation, hunting, and plantations | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
Borneo will likely lose half of its orangutans if current deforestation and forest conversion trends continue, warns a comprehensive new assessment by an international team of researchers.

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These Amazon Animals Would Still Go Extinct Even if Deforestation Stopped Tomorrow

These Amazon Animals Would Still Go Extinct Even if Deforestation Stopped Tomorrow | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it
Sorry guys, we've racked up an "extinction debt," and you've got to pay it off.

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Opinion divided over proposals for Euro-wide plastic bag ban

Opinion divided over proposals for Euro-wide plastic bag ban | Environmental Happenings | Scoop.it

Legislative proposals for a European-wide ban on plastic carrier bags must be based on sound evidence, experts have warned, amid fears that Euro MPs will bow to political pressure. - edie news centre (YES let's ban plastic bags!

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