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No Forests, No Cash': Palm Oil Giants Commit to Sustainability, But Will They Follow Through?
Environment  (tags: palm oil, Indonesia, sustainability, deforestation, deforestation destruction, world, pollution, radia-active, protection, ecosystems, destruction, environment, conservation )

Cal
- 1 day ago - news.mongabay.com
Although it is important for Indonesia's economy, the country's palm oil sector has also contributed to Indonesia's status as the world's biggest deforester in terms of annual rate.
Photo Highlights of the Day-Wednesday 22 October 2014
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, off-beat, world, news, goodnews, photos )

Zora
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
A selection of the best photographs from around the world, including migrants scaling a border fence on Spain's border with Morocco, children going back to school in Baghdad and a bird's eye view of Paris
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell McDonald's to Only Buy Palm Oil From Responsible Suppliers
Environment  (tags: deforestation, corporate greed, tigers, animal welfare, McDonald's, activism, activists, environment, destruction, ecosystems, world, protection, humans, habitatdestruction, habitat )

Cal
- 1 day ago - action.sumofus.org
McDonald's buys palm oil to make a range of products--from Baked Apple Pie to Spicy Chicken McBites.There are fewer than 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, and 1,500 Borneo pygmy elephants, because their rainforest homes are being destroyed to make room
Protesting Ireland's Illegal Abortions
World  (tags: women's rights, abortion, Ireland, activism, world, politics, humanrights, news, europe )

Cal
- 1 day ago - vice.com
Ireland is the only country in Europe where abortions are illegal--the only exception is when the pregnancy poses a risk to the mother's life
2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, interesting, off-beat, world, Africa )

Zora
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2014 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum.
Los Angeles City Council Seeks to Ban GMOs
World  (tags: GMO's, world, usa, humanrights, ban gmos )

Rose
- 1 day ago - dailynews.com
Citing fears of the impact on the environment and public health, the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for a measure to ban the sale and planting of any genetically modifie "I want to see all 503 square miles of L
New Potato Can Be Grown With Just Sea Water
Science & Tech  (tags: food, nutrition, GoodNews, goodnews, world, technology, science )

Glenn
- 2 days ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
This could help end world hunger.
This Might Be The Worst Job At An Ebola Clinic
World  (tags: Liberia, Doctors Without Borders, health, ebola, treatment, prevention, children, family, human rights, world )

Nancy
- 2 days ago - msn.com
"This wasn't a job that we planned for anyone to do, but somebody had to do it," he wrote in a post on the Doctors Without Borders website.
Photo Highlights of the Day - Tuesday 21 October 2014
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, off-beat, world, pictures, goodnews )

Zora
- 2 days ago - theguardian.com
The Guardian's picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including Hurricane Gonzalo, Suruc, tea with the Duchess, and an alligator whisperer in Louisiana
Comet to Buzz By Mars -- And You Get to Watch
Science & Tech  (tags: space, study, technology, world, science, scientists, research, investigation, news, interesting, nasa, history, environment, Gizmos, humans, discovery, ancient, astronomy )

O O
- 2 days ago - newsglobal.us
Comet is set to zoom past Mars in a rare celestial event Sunday afternoon. event will be live streamed by Slooh, an organization that connects powerful telescopes to the Internet. The Virtual Telescope Project will also be streaming the comet's passing.
Science Organizations Say GMOs Not Proven Safe - National Food Safety - Examiner.Com
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Food Safety, Health risks, World )

Victoria
- 2 days ago - examiner.com
The global scientific and medical-community consensus on genetic engineering is that the technique is not proven to be completely safe. The process of genetic engineering is not precise, and can result in the formation of novel proteins in food.
Turkey Says It's Helping Iraqi Kurds Join Fight For Kobani
World  (tags: world, violence, war, iraq, Turkey, politics, government, 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

Cal
- 2 days ago - npr.org
Turkey says it is assisting Iraqi Kurdish fighters in crossing into Syria to aid their brethren in the embattled city of Kobani, where Kurds have fought a fierce defense action for weeks against besieging Islamic State militants.
Drive to Mine the Deep Sea Raises Concerns Over Impacts
Environment  (tags: deep ocean mining, lack of safeguards, pollution, protection, oceans, politics, environment, destruction, ecosystems, conservation, world, wildlife )

Cal
- 2 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Mining companies are targeting vast areas of the deep ocean for mineral extraction. But with few regulations in place, critics fear such development could threaten seabed ecosystems that scientists say are only now being fully understood
Indonesian Govt Won't Allow Palm Oil Companies to Protect Forests
Environment  (tags: deforestation, palm oil, destruction, ecosystems, environment, animals, wildlife, world, protection, nature, habitatdestruction, habitat, government )

Cal
- 2 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A law passed by the Indonesian government last month makes it even more difficult for palm oil companies to conserve tracts of wildlife-rich and carbon-dense forests within their concessions

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