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Oil palm plantations are clearing carbon-rich tropical forests in Borneo, researchers show

Oil palm plantations are clearing carbon-rich tropical forests in Borneo, researchers show | inquiring | Scoop.it
Demand for palm oil is driving deforestation in Borneo, as trees are cleared to make way for the planting of oil farm plantations, which will send carbon dioxide, a global-warming gas, into the atmosphere, new research shows.

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High-yield palm oil won't be enough to halt deforestation - The Conversation

Environmentalists doubt the world's biggest palm oil producer can implement ambitious plans without damaging woodland, writes Paige McClanahan.
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Why you should care about Sumatra's rainforest - CNN (blog)

Why you should care about Sumatra's rainforest - CNN (blog) | inquiring | Scoop.it
Environmentalists doubt the world's biggest palm oil producer can implement ambitious plans without damaging woodland, writes Paige McClanahan.
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Rainforest Action Network to PepsiCo, General Mills: Stop killing orangutans - Los Angeles Times

Rainforest Action Network to PepsiCo, General Mills: Stop killing orangutans - Los Angeles Times | inquiring | Scoop.it
Environmentalists doubt the world's biggest palm oil producer can implement ambitious plans without damaging woodland, writes Paige McClanahan.
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Can Indonesia increase palm oil output without destroying its forest ...

Can Indonesia increase palm oil output without destroying its forest ... | inquiring | Scoop.it
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Palm oil now biggest cause of deforestation in Indonesia

Palm oil now biggest cause of deforestation in Indonesia | inquiring | Scoop.it
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...
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Concerned about palm oil? Boycotting won't change a thing - FoodNavigator.com

Concerned about palm oil? Boycotting won't change a thing - FoodNavigator.com | inquiring | Scoop.it
Environmentalists doubt the world's biggest palm oil producer can implement ambitious plans without damaging woodland, writes Paige McClanahan.
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Indonesian palm oil exports pegged at 19 mln tonnes in 2014 - UkrAgroConsult

Indonesian palm oil exports pegged at 19 mln tonnes in 2014 - UkrAgroConsult | inquiring | Scoop.it
Environmentalists doubt the world's biggest palm oil producer can implement ambitious plans without damaging woodland, writes Paige McClanahan.
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Protect elephant, tiger and orangutan habitats in Sumatra

Protect elephant, tiger and orangutan habitats in Sumatra | inquiring | Scoop.it
Environmentalists doubt the world's biggest palm oil producer can implement ambitious plans without damaging woodland, writes Paige McClanahan.
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