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Palm oil from Indonesian grower that burned forest is still being sold

Palm oil from a company that burned a pristine orangutan habitat in Sumatra has entered the global market due to an oversight, possibly ending up in products made by multinationals such as Nestlé and …

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Bill Gates just invested in this company that grows palm oil in a lab—not the rain forest

On a typical trip to the grocery store, you probably buy at least one product made with palm oil, which is found in everything from shampoo and detergent to pizza dough, ice cream, and instant ramen.

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Sumatran forest fires, Karawang oil leak strain oil and gas production

The lower-than-expected oil production was due to the forest fires that ravaged Sumatra island and the massive oil leak from one of state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina’s wells in the Offshore …

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RPT-Palm oil from ‘orangutan capital of world’ sold to major brands, says forest group

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Palm oil from an illegal plantation inside an Indonesian rainforest home to endangered orangutans has found its way into the supply chains of major …

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Palm oil to blame for 39% of forest loss in Borneo since 2000 – study

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Reuters) – The palm oil industry was responsible for at least 39% of forest loss in biodiversity-rich Borneo island between 2000 and 2018, data from an Indonesia-based research …

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Indonesian police probe palm oil companies over forest fires

JAKARTA–Indonesian police are investigating three palm oil companies on suspicion of starting fires on Borneo island, where environmentalists say extensive deforestation has occurred to make way for …

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Ethical wood body warns Indonesian palm oil firm over forest clearing

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An international green certification body said Indonesian member firm Korindo Group breached its rules on clearing forests to grow oil palm but would not be …

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Among Oil Palm, Rain Forest and Orangutans, Shades of Gray

Hope, an orangutan blinded by villagers in Indonesia, now lives in an enclosure.CreditBryan Denton for The New York Times We were looking for a teenage boy who the local mayor said had taken an …

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Forest area twice the size of the UK ‘will be destroyed for palm oil and soy by 2020’

An area of forest twice the size of the UK is set to have been destroyed for products such as palm oil and soy in a decade, Greenpeace claims. In 2010, members of the Consumer Goods Forum, which …

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Sole elephant wanders through forest devastated by felling for palm oil

A sole elephant has been pictured wandering through a forest that has been devastated by felling to feed the palm oil demand. Home to the oldest jungles in the world, Malaysia and Indonesia produce 85 …

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