By Nils Klawitter Palm oil can be found in many of the products we consume each day. Much of it comes from Indonesia, where brutal methods are deployed against locals. One of the main suppliers says it is cleaning up its act, but has it really changed? Two months ago, soldiers abducted day laborer Titus, […]

via A Tangle of Conflicts: The Dirty Business of Palm Oil — The Muslim Times

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ENVIRONMENT The EU’s biofuel policy was meant to help the climate. Instead it’s been linked to loss of rainforest because of its reliance on palm oil. New rules aim to phase out the oil but the problem runs deeper, say experts. Alongside record heat waves, trade wars have also been grabbing global headlines recently, whether […]

via Can Europe defeat a palm oil ‘monster’ of its own making? — The Muslim Times

Ban Ki-moon, Kong Saharat, Li Bingbing and Gisele Bündchen among those aiming to spur action to protect endangered species (UNEP Press release) Nairobi: 25 May 2016 – The United Nations, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, today launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to […]

via Backed by Stars, Unprecedented UN Campaign Seeks to Mobilize Millions to End Illegal Trade in Wildlife — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye