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Tire makers, NGOs work to end dispute regarding Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber

Rubber & Plastics News | January 25, 2019 

There appears to have been a breakthrough in the dispute between tire makers and NGOs over the governance structure of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber.

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La industria chocolatera arrasa con los bosques de Costa de Marfil, según el informe de una ONG

El Pais | December 10, 2018 

The illegal logging of trees to increase cocoa plantations in the African country persists despite the commitments made by large firms.

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Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.

The New York Times Magazine | November 20, 2018

A decade ago, the U.S. mandated the use of vegetable oil in biofuels, leading to industrial-scale deforestation — and a huge spike in carbon emissions.

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Soy destruction in Argentina leads straight to our dinner plates

The Guardian | October 26, 2018 

Argentina’s Gran Chaco forest is being razed for soya, ending up in Europe as animal feed, and on our plates. It’s the backbone of Argentina’s fragile economy, but has come at a price for the indigenous people who live there

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Rich nations must eat less meat to tackle climate change – campaigners

Reuters | October 16, 2018

Rich countries should encourage consumers to eat less meat and help farmers become more environmentally-friendly, campaigners said on Tuesday as pressure mounts to limit global warming.

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Could Nucor lead the steel industry on clean energy?

Charlotte Business Journal | October 15, 2018 

Mighty Earth says Nucor Corp., the nation's largest steel producer, could push its industry to reduce carbon emissions by converting its electric-arc furnaces operations to clean energy sources.

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Nationwide Campaign Urges Nucor to Switch to Clean Energy

WFAE | October 3, 2018 

Environmental groups launched a nationwide campaign in Charlotte calling on steel makers to stop using electricity generated by burning fossil fuels. The lead target of the "Stainless" clean energy campaign is Charlotte-based Nucor.

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Decision on Papua deforestation case delayed

Radio New Zealand | Sept. 11, 2018 

An international forest protection agency has delayed a decision on whether to cut ties with a company involved in large-scale deforestation in West Papua.

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Corporate Food Brands Drive the Massive Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico

EcoWatch | Sept. 1, 2018

By not requiring environmental safeguards from its meat suppliers, the world's largest natural and organic foods supermarket are sourcing and selling meat from some of the worst polluters in agribusiness.

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Advocacy group singles out Yamaha in fight against MSA update

Undercurrent News | July 18, 2018 

Mighty Earth, by contrast, is on a long list of environmental advocacy and ocean conservancy groups that have fought HR 200, including also the Environmental Defense Fund, Earthjustice and Oceana North America.

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Columbia pledges deforestation-free cocoa by 2025

Confectionery News | Jul. 17, 2018 

The world’s tenth largest cocoa producer has joined the Cocoa & Forests Initiative as it looks to combat a 46% increase in tree cover loss last year.

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Ivory Coast to invest 1 billion euros to replenish forest cover

The Guardian - Nigeria | Jul. 2, 2018 

The world’s top cocoa producer Ivory Coast said Monday it would invest nearly one billion euros over 10 years to replace forests that were razed to grow the bean.

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Pension fund ABP stops with controversial palm oil investment

One World | Jun. 27, 2018 

Dutch largest pension fund ABP announces that it will no longer invest in Posco Daewoo. This company is responsible for human rights violations and the clearing of rainforest during the construction of a palm oil plantation in Indonesian Papua.

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Neighbors from hell: Cocoa farmers and elephants clash at boundaries of Ghana national park

Food Navigator | Jun. 4, 2018 

The chocolate industry should support community-led buffer zones between tropical rainforest and cocoa farms to improve uneasy relations between farmers and their elephant neighbours, says a park manager in Ghana.

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Explainer: Plans to end cocoa deforestation face multiple hurdles

Reuters | Apr. 19, 2018 

Faced with the prospect of losing all its forests, Ivory Coast has partnered with chocolate makers to try to halt the spread of cocoa plantations in protected national parks and reserves.

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Environmental groups call for specifics, as Tyson announces feed sustainability program

Feed Navigator | Apr. 17, 2018 

US meat processing giant, Tyson Foods, recently pledged to improve farming practices on two million acres of corn, with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and agricultural runoff from grains grown for feed, although the details around the implementation of the pledge are limited.

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Klanten ABP: we zijn woedend, ontdaan en ontgoocheld

One World | Apr. 13, 2018 

Customers of the ABP pension fund reacted furiously to about the involvement of the Netherlands largest pension fund in the clearing of virgin rainforest in Papua for a palm oil plantation.

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Nightmare in New Guinea

ALERT Conservation | Apr. 11, 2018 

A campaign by Mighty Earth, an environmental group, has prompted more than 20 companies to drop POSCO Daewoo as an oil-palm supplier.

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Biofuels may not be as ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ as you’re led to believe

Circa | Apr. 9, 2018 

Food-based fuels that have been promoted as "green" and "sustainable" alternatives to oil and gas may actually do more harm than good, according to a new environmental investigation by Mighty Earth.

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South Korean company under fire for alleged deforestation in Papua oil palm concession

Eco-Business | Apr. 6, 2018 

A report by WRI shows ongoing deforestation in an oil palm concession in Papua, Indonesia, operated by a subsidiary of South Korea’s POSCO Daewoo. The company previously came under fire for clearing vast swaths of pristine forest in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua province has continued to deforest its oil palm concession in an area of rich biodiversity.

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