Palm oil — that nearly ubiquitous ingredient found in processed foods, hygiene products and cosmetics — fuels air and water pollution, climate change, extinction and human rights violations. A multi-billion-dollar industry, “big palm” has the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia, where around 80% of the world’s palm oil is produced,
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh are urgently assessing environmental damage in one of the world’s largest mangrove forests after an oil tanker sank, threatening wildlife in the UNESCO World Heritage site.
As China asserts itself as an increasingly dominant global power, its government, businesses and individuals are forging stronger relationships throughout the world.
The UN Climate Change Conference currently underway in Lima is supposed to provide a platform to discuss what countries are willing to do to mitigate emissions change and pave the way for the real big deal, the conference that will be held next year in Paris, when nations from around the world will hopefully do their best to boost the fight against climate change.
Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing
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Filipino family wants US Marine in local jail during trial
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Pakistan military: 32 militants killed in ambush
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Japan scientist quits as cell research discredited
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SKorea court orders dissolution of leftist party
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Australia: 8 children found dead at Cairns home
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