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2012-11-12 12:26:28

Leading Natural Soap Brand Offers Limited Edition Soap in Exchange for Donations to Fight Malaria in Eastern Ghana where Palm Oil for Dr. Bronner's Soap is Produced ESCONDIDO, Calif., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps, the family owned, top selling natural brand of soap in North America, will reveal a new animated educational video entitled "Dr. Bronner's Fair Trade Palm Oil: Animated" about their fair trade palm oil project in Asuom, Ghana. The...

2012-10-30 15:21:10

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NewPage Corporation (NewPage) announced today its support of the World Resources Institute (WRI) in releasing new groundbreaking web applications created to help ensure that palm oil production is pursued in a way that avoids deforestation. These two publicly available web tools-the Forest Cover Analyzer and the Suitability Mapper--are the first of their kind, designed to enable companies and governments to implement commitments to sustainable...

2012-10-29 07:21:59

GROVELAND, Fla., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eco Ventures Group, Inc. (OTCBB: EVGI), an emerging producer of diversified sustainable alternative energy and resources, today announced Germany-based Energiepark Suptitz GmbH ("EPS") has established new rapeseed supply agreements with several farmers in Eastern Europe. The Company on August 7 reported it had signed a Definitive Agreement to acquire EPS. The new, or expanded, supply agreements enable EPS to source more than 100,000...

Palm Oil Plantation Development Creating Massive Source Of Carbon Dioxide
2012-10-10 16:29:04

Expanding production of palm oil, a common ingredient in processed foods, soaps and personal care products, is driving rainforest destruction and massive carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new study by Yale and Stanford researchers. The study, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, shows that deforestation for the development of oil palm plantations in Indonesian Borneo is becoming a globally significant source of carbon dioxide emissions. Plantation expansion is...

2012-09-25 02:26:23

DALLAS, September 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Global Vegetable Oil Market (Edible & Industrial), by Types, Application, Geography & Extraction Methods - Forecasts up to 2017" defines and segments the global vegetable oil market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and revenue for major vegetable oils in particular. It also identifies driving and restraining factors for the global vegetable oil market with analysis of trends, opportunities, burning...

2012-09-05 10:22:21

www.oaklandinstitute.org/land-deals-africa-cameroon New report debunks investors' effort to greenwash destruction of rainforest and livelihoods OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group threatens to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon. A new report (1) from The Oakland Institute, in collaboration with Greenpeace International,...

2012-07-10 23:00:20

With the changes in the global palm oil industry and growing demand, it is becoming increasingly necessary to look beyond the output from Asia. Palm Oil Africa organized by CMT will open on 05-06 September in Accra to explore and discuss palm oil plantation and investment opportunities in Africa. Accra, Africa (PRWEB) July 10, 2012 Palm Oil Africa on 05-06 September in Accra will see key ministry officials speaking on the investment opportunities in palm oil plantations in Africa. Hon. Yaw...

2012-06-12 06:22:21

NEW YORK, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Herakles Farms, a New York-based agriculture company operating in Ghana and Cameroon, today announced new details for its Cameroon palm oil subsidiary, SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC), and its decision to pursue a phased development approach to allow its many stakeholders to better understand the social and environmental benefits and impacts and to be responsive to the concerns of all stakeholders that may arise. To date, SGSOC...

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2012-06-06 17:08:50

The first ever photographs of jaguars within an oil plantation in Colombia have just been released. Among the individuals photographed was a mother with her two cubs. A video containing footage of a male jaguar was also included. Panthera, the world´s leading wild cat conservation organization, focuses solely on the study and conservation of wild cats. The camera traps placed by Panthera in the Magdalena River valley were meant to gather information about the dangers of...

2012-05-31 06:23:30

NEW YORK, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In anticipation of UN World Environment Day in June, Avon Hello Green Tomorrow is once again mobilizing people around the globe to help restore critically endangered tropical forests of South America and Indonesia - forests which serve as the "lungs of the earth." In just two years, Hello Green Tomorrow generated more than $3.5 million and restored thousands of acres through partnerships with The Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund, and much more...