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EU will demand sustainable biofuel production

EU will demand sustainable biofuel production EU will demand sustainable biofuel production mongabay.com May 24, 2007 The European Commission is planning new criteria to ensure that biofuels are produced in…

Biofuels displace indigenous people

Biofuels displace indigenous people Biofuels displace indigenous people Justin Bergman Associated Press May 15, 2007 Indigenous people are being pushed off their lands to make way for an expansion of…

UN warns on dangers of bioenergy

UN warns on dangers of bioenergy UN warns on dangers of bioenergy mongabay.com May 9, 2007 Biofuels offer "an extraordinary opportunity" to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but could make "substantial…

Dutch will demand rainforest-friendly palm oil

Dutch will demand rainforest-friendly palm oil Dutch will demand rainforest-friendly palm oil mongabay.com April 27, 2007 In a report scheduled to be released today, the Dutch government will outline criteria…

Saving Orangutans in Borneo

Saving Orangutans in Borneo Orangutan in Borneo, photo by Rhett Butler Saving Orangutans in Borneo Rhett Butler, mongabay.com May 24, 2006 The air is warm and heavy with the morning…

High oil prices fuel bioenergy push

High oil prices fuel bioenergy push High oil prices fuel bioenergy push Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com May 9, 2006 High oil prices and growing concerns over climate change are driving…

Why is palm oil replacing tropical rainforests?

Why is oil palm replacing tropical rainforests Why is oil palm replacing tropical rainforests? Why are biofuels fueling deforestation? Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com April 25, 2006 [Update] In a word,…