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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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The Maui fire was fueled by centuries of extractive farming

The sugar and pineapple plantations that dominate the Hawaiian island changed its water system and contributed to the devastation of the fire.
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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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The global coffee crisis is coming

Coffee is becoming harder to grow. It's a notoriously picky plant that requires very specific conditions to grow. And as climate change warms the planet, the places that can sustain the plant are shrinking.

Seeking justice against palm oil firms, victims call out banks behind them
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Seeking justice against palm oil firms, victims call out banks behind them

Individuals from Indonesia and Liberia embroiled in land disputes with oil palm plantations have visited the Netherlands to call on the Dutch banks facilitating these companies' operations to take action.

Palm oil giant Korindo silences critical report with cease-and-desist letter
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Palm oil giant Korindo silences critical report with cease-and-desist letter

Korindo, a major palm oil operator in Indonesia's Papua region, has sent a cease-and-desist letter to delay the publication of a report highlighting its various violations there.

Vast swaths of lost tropical forest can still be brought back to life
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Vast swaths of lost tropical forest can still be brought back to life

A new study has once again emphasized the importance of restoring degraded tropical forests in the fight against climate change.

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