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The World Has Loads of Sustainable Palm Oil… But No One Wants It

The world’s biggest growers of palm oil say they’re stepping up efforts to produce the contentious commodity more sustainably, but consumers are unwilling to pay more for environmentally friendly supp…

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Opinion: Alabama lost to Clemson because nobody saw ‘oil leaking or bald tires’ on defense

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Way back in October, when Alabama was rolling over opponent after opponent and everyone was marveling at the Crimson Tide’s new offensive approach – and especially, the fantastic …

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‘Worse than oil’: Sask. farmers say Husky downplaying damage from salt water leak

The Saskatchewan farming family that owns the land where salt water leaked from a Husky Energy line says the company is “underplaying” the damage. Ken and Nick Wourms have released aerial photos that …

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EIA: U.S. Shortly to Become “the World’s Leading Producer of Crude Oil”

One month ago, IHS Markit, the global information marketplace, focused on what’s happening in the Permian Basin and concluded that, even with those bottlenecks currently slowing the flow of crude from …

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‘Sustainable palm oil’ may not be so sustainable after all

Vision of an orangutan seemingly under assault from heavy machinery in Indonesia went viral on social media last week, briefly putting the issue of illegal palm oil operations back in the spotlight.

The footage, originally shot in 2014, shows the animal clambering to get away while an excavator pushes the lone tree it is sheltering into the ground.


The men who can be seen pursuing the animal were from International Animal Rescue (IAR) and the Agency for the Conservation of Natural Resources (BKSDA) and were attempting to sedate and capture the animal before relocating it.

In an attempt to stop scenes like this, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) set up the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2004, with industry partners and social-environmental organisations.

And in 2011 the RSPO trademark was launched as a way to certify products containing sustainably grown palm oil.

Today, many of the biggest producers of things such as chocolate, shampoo, chips, household cleaning products, cosmetics, and even pet foods are members of RSPO and claim their palm oil comes from sustainable sources. Read more

UK supermarket chain ditches palm oil. Who’s next?

A major UK supermarket chain is ditching palm oil because of concerns about its environmental impact. Iceland, which owns 900 stores and specializes in frozen foods, announced Tuesday it would stop using palm oil in products that carry its brand name by …

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Data is the ‘New Oil’ and Everyone Needs to Know What They’re Leaking

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 26, 2017) – The unstoppable growth of both social media and the internet of things presents increasing privacy challenges for consumers, says Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure’s Chief Research Officer. Businesses that rely on …
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