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Palm oil warning for Indonesia

Date : 8th November 2007, Source : BBC Link to News Story



Land clearances in Indonesia to meet the growing global demand for palm oil pose a serious threat to the environment, a report has warned. Forests are being burned and peat wetlands drained for plantations, causing huge releases of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, Greenpeace said. The environmental group warned of a potential "climate bomb" and called for the clearances to stop. Palm oil is an ingredient in foods and a bio-fuel added to diesel for cars.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7084306.stm





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