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Biofuel Bomb Is Decimating Nature

Malaysia and Indonesia are massive producers of palm oil, much of which is exported overseas. Oil palm is not only the biggest direct driver of deforestation and peat-swamp destruction in these nations but is a growing forest-killer elsewhere in the tropics — often in mega-diversity areas such as New Guinea, Equatorial Africa,...

Palm Oil in Africa

ALERT Debate: Palm Oil in Africa

ALERT’S first debate focused on the conservation of boreal forests.  For its second debate, two highly qualified teams—one with long-term expertise in Equatorial Africa, the other in Southeast Asia—lock horns over the vexing issue of oil palm.  The key question is this: Oil palm has advanced like a tsunami across tropical Asia,...

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