Rainforest's are hotspots for biodiversity and filter vast amounts of carbon from the atmosphere. Destruction of these rainforests for palm oil plantations is driving species to extinction and causing massive carbon pollution.
Astra has cut down 14,000 hectares of forests since 2007 to make way for palm oil plantations. In addition, the report found that Astra is responsible for clearing 27,000 hectares of ultra carbon-rich peatland since 2009
Bad news keeps flowing from Antarctica. The massive shelves of ice that ring Antarctica have been shrinking over the past couple of decades, and that could have grave implications for sea level rise. ItâEUR(TM)s not the ice shelves themselves that pose -
North Carolina is world-renowned for its spectacular coastline and the wildlife and abundant fisheries it supports. But right now, our coast is threatened by proposed offshore drilling for oil and gas. This reckless plan presents significant risks
What could be learned from this week's oil spill near Santa Barbara?
-It shows us that drilling for oil is a huge risk for the surrounding environment
-It shows us that even in calm climates, an oil spill is entirely possible
Ahhh, the "all-America Coastal Pipeline." Anyone remember the hidden little Refufio? Clear water, splashing fish tinywaves? Sludge now. That coast has long been uglified by oil infrastructure. Finally, death undisguised.
The primates have disappeared in 13 of the 23 protected reserves in the Ivory Coast. This finding of the terrible some scientists-researchers in the African country. The main causes: the destruction of forests to implement cocoa plantations.