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Mars Says It Has Achieved Deforestation-Free Palm Oil Supply Chain

4 Mins Read American multinational confectionery and food giant Mars, Inc. has recently announced that it has delivered on its pledge to achieve a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain. According to the firm, the milestone required a dramatic simplification of its global value chain, from shortening its list of suppliers to more rigorous mapping, management and monitoring of […]

British Environmentalist Chris Packham: Coronavirus Is Price We’re Paying For Planet Destruction

3 Mins Read Chris Packham, the famous British naturalist, wildlife photographer and television presenter for the hit BBC nature series Springwatch was recently interviewed by the Guardian columnist Zoe Williams. In the interview, the prominent environmentalist says that the coronavirus crisis has given him extra time to reflect on how humanity needs to change in order to end […]

World Environment Day: 10 Women POC Planet Activists To Celebrate Everyday

6 Mins Read This year, we are celebrating World Environment Day by spotlighting female persons of colour who are leading the fight to save our planet. From campaigning to end deforestation to protecting wildlife species, combating rising global emissions and telling the stories of environmental injustice, these women are at the forefront of the global battle against the […]

Sixth Mass Extinction Of Wildlife: Over 500 Species On Brink Of Extinction

4 Mins Read Scientists are warning that the sixth mass extinction of wildlife is speeding up, with over 500 land animal species now on the verge of disappearing forever within the next 20 years. The root cause is human destruction of nature – without which this rate of biodiversity loss would have taken thousands of years, not two […]

Amazon Rainforest: The Devastating Impact Of Brazil’s Pro-Deforestation Policies

3 Mins Read Two new studies show the alarming rate of deforestation in Brazil during the first year of far-right president Jair Bolsonaro’s time in office. Both studies were released days after video footage revealed the environmental minister advocated for environmental deregulation while the public remained distracted by the coronavirus pandemic.  Since Bolsonaro took office in January last […]

Deforestation Makes It Harder For Tropical Forests To Absorb Carbon

4 Mins Read A new scientific study has revealed that our tropical rainforests are losing their ability to absorb carbon, which will bring forward the prospect of climate breakdown to the near future. According to the researchers, continued deforestation and destructive anthropogenic activities has reduced the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by forests so much that the Amazon […]

Asia-Based Yakult, Kikkoman & CK Hutchison Among Deforestation-Linked Companies

4 Mins Read In a new report published by environmental organisation Global Canopy, some of the world’s major brands have continued to fail in making any commitments against deforestation in their supply chains. Many of the culprits are located in Asia, from Japanese probiotic drink maker Yakult to Hong Kong conglomerate CK Hutchison, who are continuing to neglect […]

Indonesia Pushes Environmental Deregulation After Deadly Floods & Deforestation

4 Mins Read The administration of President Joko Widodo in Indonesia is currently pushing a slate of environmental deregulation policies through proposing over 1,200 amendments to 80 existing laws in parliament. While the government claims that these policies will boost the country’s economic growth, experts are warning that they will threaten to dismantle the already small number of […]

Indonesia Fires Cost The Country At Least US$5.2 Billion, Says World Bank

3 Mins Read Land and forest fires have blanketed Indonesian forests for months on end, and the World Bank predicts in a new analysis that it will cost the country at least US$5.2 billion in economic losses and damage this year. Half of the predicted economic losses came from agriculture and environmental sectors, as the fires released massive […]

Your Favourite Chocolate Bar Is Fuelling Deforestation In Indonesia Despite “Sustainability Facade”

4 Mins Read The manufacturers of global brands such as Oreo cookies and Cadbury’s chocolate bars are among some of the major companies still sourcing palm oil from producers linked to the Indonesian forest fires. According to a brand new Greenpeace report released last week, multinational consumer goods companies such as Mondelez International, Nestlé, Unilever and Procter & […]