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Oil Palm Surging Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Apr 26th, 2012 | By

Continued expansion of industrial-scale oil palm plantations on the island of Borneo will become a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 unless strong forest and peatland protections are enacted and enforced, according to a National Academy of Sciences study. The study, conducted by Yale and Stanford researchers, found that about two-thirds of lands

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