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

Environmental activists in Indonesia have denounced a recent call by the government to keep data about oil palm plantations out of the public's reach.

What's worse than palm oil for the environment? Other vegetable oils, IUCN study finds

What's worse than palm oil for the environment? Other vegetable oils, IUCN study finds

Banning palm oil in favor of other vegetable oils deemed less destructive to the environment could lead to greater biodiversity losses, a new report says.

PepsiCo to probe deforestation in palm oil supplier’s Leuser Ecosystem concession
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PepsiCo to probe deforestation in palm oil supplier’s Leuser Ecosystem concession

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo has launched an investigation into reports of deforestation carried out by one of its suppliers in a key Indonesian habitat that's home to critically endangered tigers, orangutans and rhinos.

Roads might pose even bigger threat to Southeast Asian forests, biodiversity than previously understood
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Roads might pose even bigger threat to Southeast Asian forests, biodiversity than previously understood

Southeast Asia is a global biodiversity hotspot, and Indonesia and Malaysia harbor some of the highest levels of species diversity in the world. Yet those two countries also supply more than 80 percent of the world's palm oil.

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