Despite increase in cover, Indonesia is fifth largest loser of forests
In 2011-13, Indonesia lost an average tree cover of 1.6 million hectares per year
Expanding palm oil cultivation in Africa can be risky for endangered primates
A new study says that it will be challenging to reconcile oil palm expansion and African primate conservation as most areas suitable for …
Andaman & Nicobar wants to take a reverse gear on oil palm
Sixteen years after the Supreme Court banned monoculture plantations in the islands' fragile ecosystem, the administration wants it revoked
Palm oil consumption increased 230% in almost 2 decades, yet India imports most of it
India has not been able to achieve self-sufficiency in palm oil production despite 40 years of efforts. Down To Earth travelled to some of the …
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Making sunlight liquid – a brief history of sunflowers
If we continue to adapt sunflowers to our needs as climates change, we must ensure diverse genes are conserved for future generations
Palm oil giant IOI challenges suspension order in Zurich court
The compnay has challenged the suspension of its certification by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in the Zurich district court
Is biofuel use fit for both air and land?
While ICAO has proposed that biofuel use in passenger planes be increased rapidly to cut carbon emissions, environmentalists disagree
‘Raising palm oil prices can help to conserve Sumatran tigers’
Conversion of many tropical forests to oil palm plantations has destroyed a huge number of plant and animal species
Kerala coconut industry gets a breather
Report accuses India-born businessman of unchecked land grabbing across continents
Sivasankaran’s land grabbing spree has threatened millions of livelihoods, says report
Palm oil plantations driving illegal logging in Indonesia
Report shows how corruption and lax enforcement by government is abetting illegal practices by well-connected business people
Baked but no trans fats
Which forests can be felled for oil palm plantations?
Palm oil companies undertake their own study to decide the magic carbon threshold number
ASEAN nations adopt transboundary haze monitoring system
System would keep an eye on fire-emitting hot spots across the region to curb emissions
EU takes note of negative impacts of biofuel, plans policy change
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