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Deforestation in Indonesia: Turning Rainforest into Palm Oil

Burning Indonesia’s Rainforest An investigative report reveals that Korindo, a corporation heavily involved in natural resource extraction in Southeast Asia, is targeting the largest intact Rainforest in Papua the Indonesian provinces of Papua and North Maluku for destruction to make way for oil palm plantations.  Despite the devastating haze crisis of 2015, the common tool for their systematic operation of deforestation…

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What’s Up With the Rainforest: More Hope, Less Blame – in Praise of Eco-Warriors

Celebrations of Earth Day last week garnered some more of the world’s attention to the environmental crisis threatening the health of the global community and our planet, but we must not forget that working towards a sustainable future is a responsibility that will require dedication all 365 days of the year. And while some corporations have jumped on the eco-bandwagon…

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How To Curb Forests’ CO2 Emissions

Conventional wisdom, when re-confirmed, tends to generate plenty of admiration, especially of new converts to all things ecological. And to give common sense its dues; my better blog posts tend to cover issues that make me bond with other people. But not so this story. What follows is literally an off the beaten track article involving a climatologist´s idea to clear up some of the dead wood in…

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Former Canadian Prime Minister on Saving the Rainforests in Africa