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What If There Were No Seasons?

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When a Mars-size object collided with Earth 4.5 billion years ago, it knocked off a chunk that would become the moon. It also tilted Earth sideways a bit, so that our planet now orbits the sun on a slant.

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How can palm oil be more sustainable? The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and WWF's role in it

We hear a lot about the impacts of palm oil on forests and endangered species such as the orangutan. But did you know that solutions exist to produce palm oi...

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PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST - Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction

PALM OIL ECOCIDE -THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST -  Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction | Science | Scoop.it

"No Where To Go" Image Via: The Habitat Advocate: http://www.habitatadvocate.com.au/?p=13652

 

                              A Picture Says A Thousand Words
               PALM OIL DEFORESTATION - Google Image Search
                                    http://ow.ly/mp1Mx

 

50 ASTOUNDING FACTS ABOUT RAINFORESTS (INFOGRAPHIC) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/rainforest-facts_n_3914973.html

 

 

Rainforest Alliance
WHAT IS A TROPICAL FOREST? - NOT ONE ECOSYSTEM BUT MILLIONS OF ECOSYSTEMS WITHIN IT http://rainforest-alliance.org/kids/facts/tropical-forest

 

September 3, 2013 Mongbay
PALM OIL NOW BIGGEST CAUSE OF DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0903-rspo-vs-greenpeace-palm-oil-deforestation.html?n3ws1ttr

 

The Orangutan Protection Foundation:

The current situation as far as orangutans and rainforests are concerned is critical. The ever-increasing demand in developed countries for palm oil and timber is decimating the rainforests at a terrifying rate, and consequently its orangutan population and all life within the forests as well. If nothing is done to halt this devastation, the orangutan could be facing extinction in the wild within the next 10 years.  http://www.opf.org/

 

THE PALM OIL HOLOCAUST - AND WE STAND BY AND ALLOW CORPORATE ECOCIDE?  http://sco.lt/7KU641

 

                                            WATCH:

*** "GREEN": AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY: DEATH OF THE FORESTS  - 47:46 - by Patrick Rouxel - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related Featured on "Witness "- Al Jazeera English http://ow.ly/9Y6ae

 

                                             WATCH:

*** TEN NEWS AUSTRALIA INVESTIGATION: PALM OIL ECOCIDE - http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

 

March 14, 2013 The Ecologist
PALM OIL: THE HIDDEN INGREDIENT CAUSING AN ECOLOGICAL DISASTER http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/home/1273788/palm_oil_the_hidden_ingredient_causing_an_ecological_disaster.html

 

DO YOUR COOKIES AND SHAMPOO CONTAIN "DEFORESTATION"? http://sco.lt/5gTaj3

 

ARE YOU EATING DIRTY OIL? THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF THE PALM OIL INDUSTRY | One Green Planet http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/are-you-eating-dirty-oil-the-environmental-impacts-of-the-palm-oil-industry/

 

January 22, 2013 International Business Times
RED PALM OIL TOUTED BY DR. OZ AS A DIET MIRACLE COULD LEAD TO 'WAR ON ORANGUTANS' http://www.ibtimes.com/red-palm-oil-touted-dr-oz-diet-miracle-could-lead-war-orangutans-1032416

 

June 30, 2013 The Ecologist
DON'T TURN A BLIND EYE TO WHAT'S IN YOUR FOOD - IT COULD BE KILLING ELEPHANTS  http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1985948/dont_turn_a_blind_eye_to_whats_in_your_food_it_could_be_killing_elephants.html

 

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July 4, 2013 theEcologistTV
VIDEO;
**** LIQUID IVORY: HOW PALM OIL IS KILLING INDONESIAN ELEPHANTS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwI-N5KSUjQ&feature=youtu.be

 

June 30, 2013 The Ecologist
SPECIAL REPORT

*****PALM OIL'S FORGOTTEN VICTIMS: SUMATRAN ELEPHANTS SUFFER IN RUSH FOR 'LIQUID IVORY' http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/1984027/palm_oils_forgotten_victims_sumatran_elephants_suffer_in_rush_for_liquid_ivory.html

                                                  

 

THE RAPE AND PILLAGE OF SUMATRAN TIGERS' LAST STRONGHOLD  http://sco.lt/62jf3h

 

                              A Picture Says A Thousand Words
                      PALM OIL DEFORESTATION ORANGUTANS -

                             Google Images http://ow.ly/mp0G1

 

MASSIVE PALM OIL PLANTATION WILL "CUT THE HEART OUT" OF CAMEROON'S RAINFOREST, DESTROY INDIGENOUS AND WILDLIFE HABITAT  http://sco.lt/8lmMBF

 

Feb 21, 2013 MongaBay
CAMEROON: CONTROVERSIAL PALM OIL PROJECT CONCESSION IN CAMEROON IS 98 PERCENT ' DENSE NATURAL FOREST' http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0221-hance-herakles-gp-report.html

 

June 23, 2013 Seed Daily:
AFRICAN PALM OIL MAKERS HIT BACK AT GLOBAL 'SMEAR CAMPAIGN' http://www.seeddaily.com/reports/African_palm_oil_makers_hit_back_at_global_smear_campaign_999.html

 

May 5, 2013 Mongabay  When Graft and Corruption is the Rule of Law
INDONESIAN COURT RULES FOR PALM OIL COMPANY IN CONTROVERSIAL DEFORESTATION CASE  http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0505-dparker-tripa-case.html

 

May 3, 2013 Mongabay
GREATER MEKONG REGION HAS LOST A THIRD OF ITS FORESTS IN 30 YEARS, MAY LOSE ANOTHER THIRD BY 2030 (Region of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam) http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0502-mekong-forests.html

 

Feb 21, 2013 - MongaBay
CONGO: ACTIVISTS WARN OF INDUSTRIAL PALM OIL EXPANSION IN CONGO RAINFOREST Activists warn of industrial palm oil expansion in Congo rainforest http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0221-hance-congo-palm-oil.html

 

May 29, 2013 Inter Press Service:

LAND GRABS AND THE BITTER TASTE OF LIBERIA'S PALM OIL PLANTATIONS:  http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/05/the-bitter-taste-of-liberias-palm-oil-plantations/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

July 28, 2012: CARGILL PALM OIL FROM ILLEGALLY CLEARED RAINFOREST, SLAUGHTERING ORANGUTAN AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2289970611/cargill-palm-oil-from-illegally-cleared-rainforest-slaughtering-orangutan

 

Scientific American

STOP BURNING RAINFORESTS FOR PALM OIL http://sco.lt/6S9nGb

 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/56vkOH

 

April 6, 2013 The Sun

ORANGUTANS CLING TO LAST REMAINING TREE AS CORPORATE BULLDOZERS DESTROY THEIR FOREST HOME  http://sco.lt/790Wor

 

          

                                             IN PICTURES

                                  RAINFORESTS TO PALM OIL

http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0702-rainforests-to-palm-oil-photos.html

 

 

INDONESIA : July 2012.

INDONESIA'S MOCKERY OF PLEDGE TO REDUCE DEFORESTATION AND CARBON EMISSIONS BY ENABLING PLANTATION COMPANIES TO DESTROY CARBON-RICH PEATLANDS WITH IMUNITY, A RECENT REPORT REVEALS http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/orangutan-palm-oil.html#cr

 

DESPITE MORATORIUM, INDONESIA FAILING TO TAKE ACTION ON ILLEGAL PALM OIL PLANTATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0712-eia-investigation-pt-best.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

TAKE ACTION - BEFORE THE LAST FOREST, THE LAST ORANGUTAN, THE LAST SIGN OF LIFE IS GONE ....RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK http://ow.ly/a8Mim http://understory.ran.org/?s=Orangutans+Indonesia http://ran.org

 

 

July 4, 2013 ReddMonitor
AUSTRALIA SHUTS DOWN THE KALIMANTAN CARBON FOREST PARTNERSHIP "A LOT OF FUNDS SPENT AND VERY LITTLE PROGRESS" http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/07/04/australia-shuts-down-the-kalimantan-forest-carbon-partnership-a-lot-of-funds-spent-and-very-little-progress/

 

OIL PALM PLANTATIONs REPLACING FORESTS IN KALIMANTAN, INDONESIA http://www.redd-monitor.org/2012/10/10/oil-palm-plantations-replacing-forests-in-kalimantan/

 

Jan 9, 2013: Redd-Monitor.org

INDONESIA'S BETRAYAL: CENTRAL KALIMANTAN'S PALM OIL CATASTROPHE - IN PICTURES

In May 2010, Indonesia’s President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, signed a Letter of Intent with Norway for a US$1 billion REDD deal. In December 2010, Yudhoyono announced that Central Kalimantan would be a pilot province under the deal. This means that Central Kalimantan’s remaining forests are protected, right? Wrong. http://www.redd-monitor.org/2013/01/09/guest-post-central-kalimantans-oil-palm-catastrophe-in-pictures/

 

 

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                                         "THE STORY OF REDD"

              A REAL SOLUTION OR ACCELERATOR FOR DEFORESTATION? |http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2973775544/the-story-of-redd-a-real-solution-or-accelerator-for-deforestation-animation

 

June 25, 2013 Mongabay
WHY PANAMA'S INDIGENOUS PULLED OUT OF THE UN's REDD PROGRAM http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0625-panama-coonapip-redd.html

 

April 23, 2013 - Mongabay
RSPO FAILING TO MEET SUSTAINABILITY OBJECTIVES FOR PALM OIL PRODUCTION, SAYS WWF http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0423-rspo-pandcs.html

 

 

 

CHILD LABOR CAUGHT ON FILM AT PALM OIL PLANTATION IN INDONESIAN BORNEO http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0209-dparker-child-labor-palm-oil.html#0pMOTU4EfiwPBwEO.02

 

Feb 28, 2013 - MongaBay
INDONESIAN PALM OIL COMPANY DENIES CHILD LABOR CLAIMS, NEW ALLEGATIONS ARISE http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0227-dparker-child-palm-oil-workers.html

 

 

            ----------------------------BIOFUELS--------------------------

 

Feb 1, 2013 - Planet Ark

CROP-BASED BIOFUELS IS UNSUSTAINABLE. GROWING PALM OIL COULD SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE , WHILE DEVASTATING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ECOSYSTEMS http://planetark.org/wen/67793

 

Malaysia Feb. 4, 2013 The Sun Daily

BIOFUELS: BIODIESEL BOOST FOR PALM OIL INDUSTRY - THE CORPORATE RACE FOR PROFITS, DESTROYING FORESTS AND ECOSYSTEMS AS THEY GO  http://www.thesundaily.my/news/605492

 

April 27, 2012 Biofuels

EPA SAYS PALM-BASED BIOFUELS SHOULD NOT QUALIFY FOR INCLUSION IN RENEWABLE FUELS STANDARD  http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1679460426/epa-says-palm-based-biofuels-should-not-qualify-for-inclusion-in-renewable-fuels-standard

 

FOOD OR FUEL? RESEARCH SUGGESTS BIOFUELS WILL COST THE EARTH http://sco.lt/8ezJ2X

 

National Geographic: Eye in the Sky
DEFORESTATION AND FOREST HOLOCAUST
The statistics paint a grim picture. According to the World Resources Institute, more than 80 percent of the Earth’s natural forests already have been destroyed. Up to 90 percent of West Africa’s coastal rain forests have disappeared since 1900. Brazil and Indonesia, which contain the world’s two largest surviving regions of rain forest, are being stripped at an alarming rate by logging, fires, and land-clearing for agriculture and cattle-grazing.
 http://www.nationalgeographic.com/eye/deforestation/effect.html

 

April 17, 2014 TreeHugger

DEFORESTATION PHOTO: CONFUSED KOALA DISCOVERS HIS FOREST HOME HAS BEEN CUT DOWN (PHOTOS) http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/confused-koala-discovers-his-home-has-been-cut-down.html

 

 

                                             WATCH:

1.  VIDEO

*** BBC EARTH TV CLIPS FROM DEFORESTATION IN BORNEO Orangutan Diary - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmRaN5OcQZs

2.  IMPORTANT FILM TO WATCH: 

*** "GREEN" Running Time 47:46  DEATH OF THE FORESTS IN INDONESIA - Award Winning Silent Documentary by Patrick Rouxel - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related

4. Petition | ELEPHANTS POISONED FOR PALM OIL! | Change.org http://www.change.org/petitions/elephants-poisoned-for-palm-oil

5. WATCH: +++++  BBC EARTH TV:  ORANGUTAN DIARY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTdVR-G1B5Q

                                          

                                             

                                            MORE ARTICLES

 

1. "MORE THAN 100 ORANGUTANS BURNED ALIVE IN DELIBERATELY SET INDONESIAN FOREST BY PALM OIL CORPORATIONS"  http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/1319#.T3UO_qEtujk.twitter

2. RARE SUMATRAN ORANGUTANS DYING AS FIRES RAGE IN INDONESIAN SWAMP FOREST - The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/28/sumatran-orangutans-dying-indonesia-forest-fire

 3. JAKARTA, Indonesia—"ORANGUTANS IN INDONESIAN FOREST MAY DIE OUT IN WEEKS - The Jakarta Globe http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/orangutans-in-indonesian-forest-may-die-out-in-weeks/507711

Fires raging in an Indonesian swamp forest may have killed a third of the rare Sumatran orangutans. About 200 still live there. Only 12,267 hectares (30,311 acres) of Tripa’s original 60,000 hectares (148,260 acres) of forest remain.The rest has been broken up and degraded as palm oil companies drain the swamp and terminate the life of the forests.

4. GREEN GROUPS MAY CALL FOR BOYCOTT OF INDONESIAN PALM OIL OVER FOREST DESTRUCTION IN SUMATRA  http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0411-socp_tripa_battle_call.html

5. GOVERNOR OF ACEH WHO SIGNED PALM OIL PERMIT: PLNTATION IN TRIPA IS "MORALLY WRONG" http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0405-hance_tripa_governor.html

6. SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: CARGILL AND TRIP FOREST CONTROVERSY  Care2 Causes http://www.care2.com/causes/setting-the-record-straight-cargill-and-tripa-forest-controversy.html

7. TRACING THE MONEY, AND THE MASTERMINDS, OF ILLEGAL LOGGING  - NYTimes.com http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/06/following-the-money-and-the-mafias-behind-illegal-logging/

 

 

 

 

VIDEOS: WATCH THESE POWERFUL AND INFORMATIVE VIDEOS:

 

1. "DEFORESTATION" - What is the real impact? - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8nXltMZYtM&feature=related

2. "GREEN": Death of the Forests - 47:46 - Documentary by Patrick Rouxel - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRPmqNPHALs&feature=related

GREEN FORESTS OF DEATH: Witness - Al Jazeera English http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/witness/2012/03/201231483446653151.html

3. "THE FALLING FORESTS"- All For Palm Oil http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0326-muaratae-video.html

4. "ORANGUTAN GENOCIDE"- The Palm Oil Crisis - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRMJBvL1Kog&feature=related

5. "RAPID DEFORESTATION" - Papua New Guinea - An Australian Broadcasting Co. Investigation YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aJZB2jNHRY&feature=related

6. SAVING LEUSERS. Tripa - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICBxZ4zg8y8

7.  VIDEO: SHOOTING ORANGUTANS, Part Two - Orangutan Diary - BBC - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeOSzhtBVms&feature=youtube_gdata

8. VIDEO NURSED BACK TO HEALTH, PART ONE - ORANGUTAN DIARY - BBC VIDEO http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/2443696313/nursed-back-to-health-orangutan-diary-bbc-video-palm-oil-ecocide

 

 

Feb 28, 2013 - Mongabay
HELPING TO STOP THE PALM OIL ECOCIDE -- NEW GUIDE FOR FILING COMPLAINTS ON RULE-BREAKING BY PALM OIL CORPORATIONS http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0228-rspo-complaint-guide.html

 

 READ MORE IN MY BLOG: "THE PALM OIL ECOCIDE" http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/biodiversity-is-life/

 

FOR MORE ON FOOD CRISIS AND THE GLOBAL LAND GRAB http://www.farmlandgrab.org

http://ow.ly/lznWQ

 

 

AND STOP BY THE MALUA RAINFOREST PROJECT : www.protectmalua.com / maluabank.com -

SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE WORKING 24/7 TO TURN THIS HOLOCAUST OF NATURE AND OUR WILDLIFE AROUND

 


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WHERE IS REDD? .- The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

 

The blatant and criminal disregard for international agreements and treaties by the PALM OIL INDUSTRY  http://rspo.org is creating ECOCIDE throughout the world's rainforests, destroying all life within the forests, disposing native peoples from their lands and turning forest people into slaves.  The "Green-Washing" is deplorable and reprehensible. Glaringly obvious are their lies-for-profit public relations campaigns.  Their latest pr spin "Sustainable palm is good for environment, and business revenues - World Wildlife Fund report" http://ow.ly/a6X0U and raises serious questions about the integrity of the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND SEE: "The Pact with the Panda Part 1" - YouTube http://ow.ly/a6XFT

WWF timber scheme allows illegal logging, forest destruction and fails to prevent human rights abuses | Global Witness http://ow.ly/drlAB -

This Corporate rush to destroy our ecosystems for logging, agriculture and biofuels, palmoil may boost their quarterly bottom lines but will leave us bereft of the natural forests and all life within them.  I cannot imagine how many thousands of interdependent species are suffering and dying by the hand of their bulldozers.  Some will be lost forever

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WHERE IS REDD? .- The United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries

 

The blatant and criminal disregard for international agreements and treaties by the PALM OIL INDUSTRY  http://rspo.org is creating ECOCIDE throughout the world's rainforests, destroying all life within the forests, disposing native peoples from their lands and turning forest people into slaves.  The "Green-Washing" is deplorable and reprehensible. Glaringly obvious are their lies-for-profit public relations campaigns.  Their latest pr spin "Sustainable palm is good for environment, and business revenues - World Wildlife Fund report" http://ow.ly/a6X0U and raises serious questions about the integrity of the WORLD WILDLIFE FUND SEE: "The Pact with the Panda Part 1" - YouTube http://ow.ly/a6XFT

WWF timber scheme allows illegal logging, forest destruction and fails to prevent human rights abuses | Global Witness http://ow.ly/drlAB -

This Corporate rush to destroy our ecosystems for logging, agriculture and biofuels, palmoil may boost their quarterly bottom lines but will leave us bereft of the natural forests and all life within them.  I cannot imagine how many thousands of interdependent species are suffering and dying by the hand of their bulldozers.  Some will be lost forever

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Why Orangutans are Going Extinct and What You Can do to Help - One Green Planet

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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 | Science | Scoop.it
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80% of Borneo's Rain Forest is Logged, only Brunei is Protecting All Its Forest

80% of Borneo's Rain Forest is Logged, only Brunei is Protecting All Its Forest | Science | Scoop.it

Over the last several decades, tropical forests have been cleared and degraded at an accelerating rate, with losses contributing to what is likely to be the sixth global mass extinction in Earth’s history. Deforestation refers to the replacement of forests with different land cover types such as crops or grassland, and forest degradation refers to the substantial reduction of biomass, usually by the removal of big trees, whilst retaining sufficient tree cover to still be classified as ‘forest’. Logging and fire are the major causes of forest degradation in the tropics. Between 2000 and 2005, roughly 27 million hectares of forest in the tropics were cleared, largely for timber or agricultural plantations or crops, and over much the same time period, approximately 398 million hectares were allocated to the industrial logging industry.

 

The loss and degradation of tropical forests is of great concern because these systems are among the most biodiverse places remaining on Earth - they provide habitat for many species, contain a rich array of plant and animal life not found elsewhere, and play a major role in regulating local as well as global climate and weather patterns. Large rainforest trees are often long lived, with ages commonly exceeding many hundreds of years. These big trees are important for ecosystem health, providing a source of seeds and fruits for species propagation, as well as habitat for a wide range of other organisms. Degradation of primary forest ecosystems, especially by logging, results not only in the disproportionate loss of large trees and the ecosystem functions they provide, but also causes substantial collateral damage to residual vegetation, carbon emissions, damage to soils and waterways, with repeated harvests resulting in progressive degradation. Intact forests, or forests that have not been degraded, are central to sustaining biodiversity.

 

The Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak are global hotspots of tropical deforestation. These two states in the north of the island of Borneo are also centers of the tropical oil palm and industrial logging industries, with Sarawak in particular being the place of origin for many Malaysian logging companies that now operate in Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands, tropical Africa and Guyana, amongst other places. In many countries these companies are responsible for unsustainable harvesting and short-term profit maximization. Unsustainable and damaging logging practices, often followed by the conversion of logged forest to oil palm and timber plantations, are particular problems in Sabah and Sarawak.

 

In contrast to the situation in Sabah and Sarawak, the neighbouring petroleum-rich nation of Brunei has charted a different path, shunning wide-scale intensive logging and oil palm plantations in favor of preserving forest ecosystems. Given the known differences in agro-timber industries among these jurisdictions, it is timely to examine the condition of forests in these regions, and the outcome of the alternative forest-protecting pathway taken by Brunei.

 

 


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Greening The World With Palm Oil? Sustainable? Corporate Social Responsibility?

Greening The World With Palm Oil?  Sustainable?  Corporate Social Responsibility? | Science | Scoop.it

The commercial shows a typical office setting. A worker sits drearily at a desk, shredding papers and watching minutes tick by on the clock. When his break comes, he takes out a Nestle KitKat bar....  "HAVE A BREAK?" AD
GreenPeace Ad on Nestle's Use of Palm Oil In Their Products Have a break? on VIMEO http://vimeo.com/10236827

 

WATCH: VIDEO 4:20 "SAVING SUMATRA" The Scale of Destruction - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=EJt3LbccdC0#!

 

April 12 2013 Forest News
NORWAY'S GOVERNMENT PENSION FUND DIVESTS FROM PALM OIL PRODUCERS http://blog.cifor.org/15021/norways-government-pension-fund-divests-from-palm-oil-producers/?utm_source=April+2013&utm_campaign=NEWS+UPDATE+English&utm_medium=email#.UX-JS4Lyeic

 

 

THIS MUST COME TO AN END - IT IS UNSUSTAINABLE, ANTI-LIFE AND SUICIDAL

 

Palm oil, usually produced from a species of palm tree originally from West Africa, has emerged over the past 30 years as one of the world’s most widely used—and controversial—crops. Palm oil goes into a range of products available in virtually every supermarket, pharmacy, and department store. It is used in roughly half of processed foods, ranging from crackers to peanut butter to ice cream; beauty products like shampoo, cosmetics, shaving cream, and soap (which account for nearly 10 percent of global consumption of palm oil); industrial lubricants; and even for biofuel production. Its versatility, combined with a yield far in excess of any other oilseed, has fueled its rapid expansion across southeast Asia: today, Indonesia and Malaysia—which account for 85 percent of global palm oil production—have more than 50,000 square miles of palm plantations, up from fewer than 580 square miles in 1984. But the crop’s success has come at a great environmental cost: more than half of the expansion since 1980 has come at the expense of natural forests. As such, palm oil has been targeted by environmentalists and scientists concerned about biodiversity loss, greenhouse gas emissions, and pollution. Furthermore, the palm oil industry has been challenged by land rights issues and social abuses, since expansion is occurring in areas where communities may traditionally use forests but lack title to land. New development in these areas spurs charges of land-grabbing and can exacerbate social conflict

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0126-palm_oil.html

 

ABOUT CORPORATE PALM OIL - WHAT'S IN A NAME? http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/palm-oil.php

 

July 28, 2012 Rainforest Action Network
CARGILL'S SUPPLY CHAIN CONNECTIONS TO THE DESTRUCTION OF THE TRIPA RAINFOREST IN SUMATRA http://understory.ran.org/2012/07/20/cargill-admits-buying-palm-oil-from-illegally-cleared-orangutan-habitat/

 

 

PALM OIL BONANZA FOR CORPORATIONS WHILE DESTROYING FORESTS AND ALL LIFE WITHIN THEM  http://sco.lt/5VN27l

 

ERADICATING ECOCIDE: WHY BUSINESS LEADERS MUST STEP UP TO THE CHALLENGE http://sco.lt/7ExcmX

 

 

April 19, 2013 Redd-Monitor.org - Three For The Price Of One
CANADIAN MINING CORPORATION, EAST ASIA MINERALS IS "WORKING CLOSELY" WITH INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DESTROY ACEH'S FORESTS FOR LOGGING, PALM OIL, MINING http://ow.ly/kfs44

 

This week, East Asia Minerals put out a press release announcing that the Ministry of Forestry is “close to accepting a proposal to open 1.2 million hectares of forest in Aceh province for mining, logging, and palm oil production”. This is, incidentally, the same Ministry of Forestry that told the UN Forum on Forests last week that the country was committed to extending the two-year moratorium on conversion of primary forests and peatlands. http://news.mongabay.com/2013/0419-gapki-interview.html

 

September 2012 - SPECIAL REPORT - pdf
UNDERSTANDING LAND INVESTMENT DEALS IN AFRICA - Massive Deforestation Portrayed as Sustainable Development: The Deceit of New York Herakles Farms in Cameroon http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/sites/oaklandinstitute.org/files/Land_deal_brief_herakles.pdf

 

 

 

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WATCH:

TEN NEWS "PALM OIL ECOCIDE"  TV AUSTRALIA VIDEO: http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1561454232/palm-oil-ecocide-ten-news-australia-video

 

++++++DON'T MISS THIS AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY

WATCH:

"REMEMBERING 'GREEN'" - AN ORANGUTANS JOURNEY http://sco.lt/6JdIP3

 

PALM OIL ECOCIDE - THE DEFORESTATION HOLOCAUST: Fast-Tracking Our Own Extinction http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/1510545458/fast-tracking-our-own-extinction-the-deforestation-holocaust-

 

 

AND MUCH MORE ON THE CORPORATE RAINFOREST PALMOIL ECOCIDE http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life?q=PALM+OIL+ECOCIDE

 


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pdjmoo's curator insight, April 20, 2013 3:16 AM

The commodifying of life has become the mantra for major multinationals who all depend on nature's natural resources for their products.  We all have to wake up to some simple facts:  that without Nature We Do Not Exist.  Every species is equal in its own right.  And to the degree we are destroying our natural ecosystems, we are destroying ourselves.  The drive to ever increase the quarterly bottom-line without thought or care for where we are deriving these profits from and their impact on the greater biosphere and lifeforms on planet earth, is very disturbing and ultimately suicidal.

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