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Rape, reproductive health hazards are common in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands and everyday household products

Palm oil is found in everything from potato chips and pills to pet food, and also ends up in products from L’Oréal, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Avon, Johnson & Johnson.

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AP report: Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

On vast plantations across Indonesia and Malaysia, an Associated Press investigation has found that women are burdened with some of the most dangerous duties in the production of palm oil, which is …

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Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls – and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss …

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Certified ‘sustainable’ palm oil fields endanger mammal habitats and biodiverse tropical forests over 30 years

Global concern has risen around the “sustainability” of palm oil in terms of global exportation and the impact on the environment in recent years. Therefore, in 2004, stakeholders from palm oil …

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Satellite images reveal huge amounts of methane leaking from U.S. oil fields

A new study says enough methane is spewing out of the Permian Basin to power 7 million households in Texas for a year.

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Permian Oil Fields Leak Enough Methane for 7 Million Homes

Enough gas to supply 7 million homes is leaking into the atmosphere above oil fields in Texas and New Mexico—the largest plume of climate change-driving methane pollution ever recorded over a U.S. oil …

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State regulators launch wide review of North Slope oil fields following BP leak

Concerned that thawing permafrost might contribute to another oil and gas leak such as the one that BP experienced in April, Alaska oil-well regulators on Monday issued emergency orders to oil companies to provide details for a widespread review of all …
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New Ways to Clean Up Oil Fields Without Dumping Wastewater

Earthquakes tied to oilfield wastewater dumping are a major problem in Oklahoma. This year the state has suffered more than 500 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or higher; from 2004 to 2008, the five years before the fracking boom, there were nine. So a …
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Scientists measure low methane leaks from northeast Marcellus gas fields

The Marcellus leak rate was the lowest of the three … In summer 2013, new wells in the Marcellus produced 1.75 times more gas per drilling rig than the new wells in the Haynesville region. This “may partly explain the lower loss rate found in the …
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Council approves solar panels at Chesterfield athletic fields – SuburbanJournals

Council approves solar panels at Chesterfield athletic fields
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CHESTERFIELD • Chesterfield officials are pretty sure some glass solar panels to be installed as part of new bleacher cover rooftops on four of the athletic fields at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex will hold up against the threat of foul

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