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Do your cookies and shampoo contain palm oil? | Union of Concerned Scientists

Palm oil is currently used in thousands of products we use every day and it’s being produced at a tremendous expense to our planet’s tropical forests. Please urge the CEOs of Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart, Procter and Gamble, and Kraft, to take a lead role in driving the global market toward deforestation-free products. It’s time for deforestation-free Girl Scout cookies! Back in ...

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Blood, sweat and fears: the research scientists in Borneo’s rainforests | The Guardian

Two scientists are part of an international team working in Sabah, Malaysia, on one of the most ambitious ecological projects ever undertaken – SAFE, the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosytems. The 10-year study tracks the transition of every aspect of the ecosystem from secondary rainforest, through logging, and conversion to oil palm plantation. The project is the idea of Rob ...

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Indonesian forest protection pledge welcomed | IRIN Asia

JAKARTA, 16 February 2011 (IRIN) – Environmentalists and the government have welcomed a pledge by Indonesia’s largest palm oil producer to follow new standards to protect carbon-rich forests and peat land. “This could be good news for the forests, endangered species like the orangutan and for the Indonesian economy,” said Bustar Maitar, chief forest campaigner for Greenpeace in Indonesia. Read ...

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New figures show palm oil destroying Malaysia’s peatswamp forests faster than ever

An increasing part of Malaysia’s palm oil is produced at the account of huge areas of tropical peatswamp forests. Especially in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, expansion of oil palm plantations may lead to the complete loss of these vast, unique forests by the end of this decade. This is shown by new figures from Wetlands International and Sarvision. According ...

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