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Palm oil plantations increase flood risks and water contamination in Papua

The expansion of oil palm plantations in Indonesian Papua has led to increased flooding and water contamination, affecting Indigenous communities downstream.

Hans Nicholas Jong reports for Mongabay.

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Europe's new palm oil rules stir debate over environmental protection and jobs

Europe's new palm oil rules stir debate over environmental protection and jobs

Europe's ban on deforestation-linked imports puts Malaysia and Indonesia's economic interests at risk.

Patricia Cohen reports for The New York Times.

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Palm oil deforestation in Indonesia rises, reversing a decade-long decline

After years of decreasing deforestation rates, Indonesia's palm oil industry has seen a resurgence in forest clearing, particularly on peatlands and in Borneo and Papua.

Hans Nicholas Jong reports for Mongabay.

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What are biofuels and why is it so confusing whether they are a source of clean energy or not?

India, the current president of the Group of 20 industrialized and developing nations, has proposed a global biofuel alliance that seeks to accelerate sustainable biofuels deployment to support the global energy transition.
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Indonesia permit payoff raises alarm about palm oil industry corruption

The ongoing trial of an Indonesian official accused of taking bribes from palm oil companies to expedite their permits has prompted calls for greater scrutiny into corruption in the sector.

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Deforestation surges despite pledges

Climate change: Deforestation surges despite pledges

Data shows that cutting down tropical forests increased by 10% in 2022, despite promises made at COP26.
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C16 Biosciences CEO Shara Ticku want to replace palm oil with Palmless

C16 Biosciences CEO Shara Ticku’s audacious vision to bio-manufacture a palm oil alternative could forever change the food and personal care industries.

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