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Indonesia Finds One-Fifth of Palm Oil Plantations Are Illegal

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg Indonesia is trying to clamp down on illegal palm oil plantations by first identifying the perpetrators. A government …

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Burning issue: Indonesia fires put palm oil under scrutiny

Monster blazes sent a pall of acrid smoke over Southeast Asia for weeks Palm oil production has been blamed by environmentalists for driving massive deforestation Indonesia has made some arrests over …

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Wildfires in Indonesia have ravaged 800,000 acres. Palm oil farmers are mostly to blame.

Forest fires that have ravaged Indonesia since July have blanketed the region in a thick, toxic smoke cloud that has sickened people and endangered wildlife, amid accusations from neighboring Malaysia …

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Polluting Palm-Oil Plantations Have Been Breaking Rules for Decades, Indonesia Finds

Indonesia, the world’s largest palm oil producer, wants to reshape the industry after the state auditor found that about 81% of plantations broke various state regulations. Violations include …

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Products Labeled ‘Palm Oil-Free’ Are Banned From Shelves in Indonesia

Indonesia, the world’s top palm oil producer and consumer, is joining Malaysia in removing anti-palm oil products from grocery store shelves. Local and imported food items that are labeled “palm oil …

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Indonesia May Plug Java Oil Spill Early as Crude Leak Eases

Crude oil spilling from an undersea well in Indonesia has steeply declined, raising prospects of an early shutdown of the leak that threatens to damage marine life and beaches around the heavily …

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Indonesia says EU anti-subsidy duty part of plan to block palm oil

JAKARTA, July 26 (Reuters) – The European Union’s proposal to impose anti-subsidy duties on Indonesian biodiesel is part of a “grand design” to block palm oil, a senior official at Indonesia’s Trade …

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Indonesia starts testing 30% biodiesel in cars amid push to boost palm oil consumption

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia on Thursday began testing biodiesel with a bio-content of 30% in cars, its energy ministry said, as the Southeast Asian nation pushes to boost local markets for its vast …

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Indonesia calls on palm oil industry, obscured by secrecy, to remain opaque

The Indonesian government has called on the country’s palm oil companies to refrain from releasing their plantation data, citing national security, privacy and competition reasons. The …

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Illegal fishing heats up diplomatic exchanges between Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia – SeafoodSource

Illegal fishing heats up diplomatic exchanges between Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia  SeafoodSource

Diplomatic relations in Southeast Asia have been strained in recent weeks following alleged IUU fishing by Vietnamese fishing vessels in foreign waters.

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