UPDATE: Indonesian Government Launches Official Investigation into Korindo for Burning, Deforestation

With stunning images, our inaugural report, "Burning Paradise," documented how the Korean-Indonesian conglomerate Korindo had engaged in systematic illegal burning of rainforest in Papua. Following the press conference, the Indonesian government announced that it would follow up with its own investigation into Korindo’s deforestation and burning.


Investigation Reveals Deforestation Throughout Palm Oil Supply Chain

A groundbreaking new investigation released today reveals new satellite, photographic, and video evidence of massive deforestation and illegal burning of pristine rainforest by the Korean-Indonesian corporation Korindo, to support establishment of its palm oil plantations on the Indonesian provinces of Papua and North Maluku.


Waxman blasts egregious biomass rider

Former California Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman is criticizing language in the fiscal 2017 Interior Department and U.S. EPA spending bill he said would amount to a "loophole" that ignores carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of biomass for energy.


Michelin Isn’t Reinventing the Wheel, It’s Reinventing the Rubber Supply Chain

Scientists estimate that a forest the size of Indiana will be cut down to plant rubber trees over the next eight years. Michelin, the world’s largest buyer of natural rubber, says the deforestation has to stop and it’s pledging to go green.


Call on Walgreen’s to stop selling blue whale’s food as nutritional supplements

Antarctica is the world’s last great refuge, guaranteed by treaty to be free from commercial exploitation. Unfortunately, this protection didn’t extend to the Southern Ocean that surrounds Antarctica, leaving its immense marine life vulnerable.


Sloth in Rain Forest

King of Deforestation

Burger King is serving hamburgers raised on soy from deforestation. Their burgers are putting the habitat of animals like sloths and jaguars at risk. Tell Burger King to protect the sloth and grow food without threatening Nature.


Automakers need to stick with fuel efficiency plan

The U.S. auto industry has met President Barack Obama’s tough fuel economy and carbon pollution standards. But rather than celebrating this triumph of American engineering and using it as a platform to achieve needed new gains, some auto companies want to roll back the next phase of tougher emissions and efficiency standards.


How the Paris Climate Agreement Supercharges the Clean Air Act

A group of leading law professors who work on climate have published a game-changing new legal analysis. It finds that the Paris climate agreement unlocks a previously unused Clean Air Act provision that enables broad authority to use market-based mechanisms to reduce carbon pollution nationwide.


A powerful Washington player takes on Walgreens to protect Antarctic krill

Krill populations in Antarctica have dropped by 40 to 80 percent in the past 30 years. It’s not just from overfishing — krill also need sea ice, which is retreating as the climate warms. With fewer krill, two species of penguins are in rapid decline, and Antarctic blue whales have been pushed closer to extinction.


AERIAL SHOT

Straight Talk on Indonesia’s Deforestation

The Indonesian government has stepped up its efforts to fight haze caused by deforestation, but is the private sector doing its part?


Vacuuming Antarctica for Krill: The Corporations Plundering the Earth’s Last Frontier

SumOfUs report shows how Walgreens, CVS, and other retailers are selling nutritional supplements that put blue whales and penguins at risk. This exploitation is ultimately dependent on a market for krill-based products.