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Palm oil fires rage in Indonesian Borneo

Oct. 1, 2015 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Every year during the dry season, rural Indonesia literally goes up in smoke due to the illegal burning of forests for palm oil plantations. This year's fire season is one of the worst ever. During a field visit to Central Kalimantan, in Indonesi...

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Ugandan farmers sue over palm oil land grab

Feb. 19, 2015 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Farmers in Uganda evicted by oil palm plantations filed a lawsuit today against a joint venture co-owned by palm oil giant Wilmar International. The farmers, with the support of Friends of the Earth Uganda, are demanding restitution and fair compe...

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