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Palm Oil Action :: Environmental Impacts Of Deforestation

Palm Oil Action :: Environmental Impacts Of Deforestation | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
Palm Oil Action organisation Australia
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It’s Not All Bad: Americans and Palm Oil

It’s Not All Bad: Americans and Palm Oil | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
Climate change and its impact on Americans Your family carefully sorts your trash and composts table scraps weekly and tries really hard to remember to bring cloth or canvas bags to the grocery store.
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Of Palm Oil and Extinction

Of Palm Oil and Extinction | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
You know the old question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a noise? I’m not quite sure why that question came to mind when news came out of the extinction of Dipterocarpus coriaceus, or keruing paya, in West Malaysia.
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What is the Greenhouse Effect?

What is the Greenhouse Effect? | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
A good explanation of the greenhouse effect and its relationship to global warming, plus dissenting opinions from some scientists and what is being done to address the problem.
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Social and environmental impacts - CHOICE reviews palm oil - CHOICE

Social and environmental impacts - CHOICE reviews palm oil - CHOICE | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
Social and environmental impacts -
Palm oil is being exposed for its negative impact both on the environment and our health.
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Government 'greatly concerned' by palm oil production

Government 'greatly concerned' by palm oil production | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
The Government has joined calls for Britain’s best-selling household groceries to use sustainable palm oil.
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Forest fragmentation leading to higher extinction rates

Forest fragmentation leading to higher extinction rates | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
The world's species are in worse trouble than widely-assumed, according to a new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which reevaluates how scientists estimate extinction rates.
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Indonesia With Malaysia to Support Palm Prices by More Biodiesel

Indonesia With Malaysia to Support Palm Prices by More Biodiesel | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s top palm oil producers, will accelerate biodiesel programs to boost consumption after prices tumbled last month to the lowest level in more than three years.
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Scientific Discovery Could Help Protect Ecosystems From African Palm Oil Boom - The Costa Rica Star

Scientific Discovery Could Help Protect Ecosystems From African Palm Oil Boom - The Costa Rica Star | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
Scientific Discovery Could Help Protect Ecosystems From African Palm Oil Boom The Costa Rica Star As you head south along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica from Jaco down past Quepos/Manuel Antonio toward Dominical, vast forests of palm trees stretch...
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More Elephants Poisoned On Sumatra By Palm Oil Corporation | Gary Chandler

More Elephants Poisoned On Sumatra By Palm Oil Corporation | Gary Chandler | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
More Elephants Poisoned On Sumatra By Palm Oil Corporation - http://t.co/UnHUrFQNyM via @Shareaholic
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Palm oil production - where is it grown-GreenPalm | A fresh approach to sustainability

Palm oil production - where is it grown-GreenPalm | A fresh approach to sustainability | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
Palm can only be cultivated in tropical areas of Asia, Africa and South America. Global demand for edible vegetable oils has grown strongly.
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Very useful resource giving an overview of what palm oil is, where it's grown, how it's used and sustainiblility

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Indonesia's Palm Oil Industry Rife With Human-Rights Abuses

Indonesia's Palm Oil Industry Rife With Human-Rights Abuses | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
The palm oil boom's hidden toll on workers
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The downside of palm oil's market saturation

The downside of palm oil's market saturation | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
It's everywhere - in your bathroom, your pantry - and if you use make-up, it's probably on your face as well.
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Observe the Greenhouse Effect in a Jar

Observe the Greenhouse Effect in a Jar | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
This simple experiment serves as an introduction to the greenhouse effect.
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This is a great and simple activity

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Palm oil production: what are the social and environmental impacts?

Palm oil production: what are the social and environmental impacts? | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
Palm oil is tainted by environmental destruction and poor working conditions but global production is soaring. What does the industry look like behind the scenes?
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Social and environmental impact of palm oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Social and environmental impact of palm oil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
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WWF - Palm Oil

WWF - Palm Oil | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
Your shampoo, your ice cream, your margarine, your lipstick – all contain palm oil. Demand is still growing, as are oil palm plantations, but at what price to tropical forests and the biodiversity found there?
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Snipits of informations in each tab to sums up most of the issues surrounding palm oil

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80% of rainforests in Malaysian Borneo logged

80% of rainforests in Malaysian Borneo logged | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
80 percent of the rainforests in Malaysian Borneo have been heavily impacted by logging, finds a comprehensive study that offers the first assessment of the spread of industrial logging and logging roads across areas that were considered some of...
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Indigenous communities deploy high-tech mapmaking to staunch global land grab - Science Codex

Indigenous communities deploy high-tech mapmaking to staunch global land grab - Science Codex | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it

SAMOSIR, NORTH SUMATRA (30 August 2013)—With governments, loggers, miners and palm oil producers poaching their lands with impunity, indigenous leaders from 17 countries gathered on a remote island in Sumatra this week to launch a global fight for their rights that will take advantage of powerful mapping tools combined with indigenous knowledge to mark traditional boundaries.

 


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Palm oil drives Malaysian rainforest tree to extinction

Palm oil drives Malaysian rainforest tree to extinction | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
Oil palm plantations have extinguished the last habitat of a rainforest tree in Malaysia.
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Health Benefits of Red Palm Oil

Health Benefits of Red Palm Oil | Say No To Palm Oil | Scoop.it
Dr. Oz touted the health benefits behind red palm oil in his recent show, but what does the science show?
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