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Palm oil body says it finds exploitative labour practices at Malaysia’s FGV

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 (Reuters) – A global palm oil industry watchdog rapped Malaysia’s biggest palm oil producer, FGV Holdings, for “exploitative” labour practices, dire living conditions for its work…

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Report finds palm oil companies’ commitments lacking

Zero-deforestation commitments within the palm oil industry risk being undermined by a lack of monitoring within production landscapes – meaning the deforestation of tropical forests home to …

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Routine test finds bird flu in central Minnesota flock – Leader-Telegram

Routine test finds bird flu in central Minnesota flock
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During a routine test, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health identified H5N2 low pathogenic avian influenza in a Stearns County turkey flock. All flocks are tested for influenza before they are moved to market, and this finding was part of the everyday

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Oil Spill at Center of Legal Battle Worse Than Earlier Estimated, Study Finds

A subsea oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico may be spilling much more oil than previously understood, according to a new government study, raising the stakes in a legal battle between the federal governme…

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Oil And Gas Wastewater Wells Disproportionately Located In Lower Income Communities In Ohio, Yale School Of Public Health Study Finds

Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” wells used to procure natural gas produce large amounts of wastewater, which may contain toxic and radioactive compounds. The wastewater per well, ranging from 2 mil…

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Humpback whales near Antarctica making a comeback, study finds – Mongabay.com


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Humpback whales near Antarctica making a comeback, study finds
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Populations of humpback whales living in the Southern Ocean near Antarctica could be rebounding, new research suggests. During the late 19th and early 20th century, commercial whalers hunted humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to near extinction

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Study finds water near fracked gas field disrupts hormones

“Fracking — the process — adds an additional source of endocrine disrupting … “Virtually all conventional wells have fracking and acidizing. Fracking has been going on since the 1970s.” The two areas compared have different geological …

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Depressing New Study Finds the Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone Isn’t Going Anywhere

Caused mainly by the vast amounts of agricultural runoff from the industries that serve our lust for more of everything, the dead zone is a 9,000 square mile area of ocean that is so starved of oxygen there’s almost nothing living there. “It’s long …

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Company outed for fires in Indonesian palm lease still clearing forests in timber concession, NGO finds

Agribusiness conglomerate Korindo has since 2017 implemented a moratorium on forest clearing in its oil palm concessions, after it was found to be burning forests in Indonesia’s Papua province. A new report indicates that since then, the company may have …

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Temperature Rise Over 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit) Possible In 13 Global Cities In 2020s, Study Finds

Over just the next decade or so, 13 large global cities are facing temperature rises that could exceed 2° degrees Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit), according to a new report from the Urban Climate Change Research Network at Columbia University.

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