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How and Why to Avoid Products With Palm Oil

Did you know that a single ingredient in many cookies, ice cream and soap is destroying the homes of multiple endangered species? According to saynotopalmoil.com, the palm oil industry is linked to…

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Your Oreos Are Helping to Kill Chimpanzees

Palm oil - a seemingly innocuous ingredient in many packaged foods and cosmetics - is decimating chimpanzee populations. Oreos are actually far from the only food that contain palm oil, and chi…

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How to Stop Buying Palm Oil and Help Save the Orangutans

It came to my attention not that long ago (sometimes I'm very behind in these things) that palm oil is one of the world's largest ongoing environmental disasters and the primary destructive force behi…

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Norway Cuts Palm Oil Consumption 64% in One Year

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger Kudos to Regnskogfondet! An Example for the Whole World As we've written a lot about before, growing palm oil in the way that the biggest producers of it…

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Rare Wild Cats Caught on Camera

By Cherise Udell, Feline Muse Thanks to infrared triggers, otherwise known as camera traps, World Wildlife scientists caught extraordinary snapshots of five of the seven wild cat species found …

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The Girl Scouts Work Towards Greener Cookies

The Girl Scouts of the USA are working on a new merit badge: sustainability. The Girl Scouts' use of palm oil in the cookies they sell annually has become a topic of debate recently, with experts a…

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Corporations Going Green

I often check in with twitter in the morning for my green news, and most of the time it's about what needs to be done (or nowadays, about the unfolding devastation in Japan) or what animals need to be…

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Coconut Oil for Dry Hair, Skin Care and More

If you’re not yet cuckoo for coconuts, time to reconsider. Nothing perks up dry, listless hair better than slathering on a dollop of coconut oil. It brings hair stressed by the elements, natural and o…

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Replacing Trans Fats for Better Health

The rush to remove trans fats from fried, baked, and processed goods has never been more frantic. Even Dunkin' Donuts and the Indiana State Fair have promised to use healthier frying oils. But are the…

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