27 Oct '12, 8pm

"Rehabilitated orangutans in danger if industrial project proceeds in Borneo" via @Mongabay

90 percent of oil palm plantations came at expense of forest in Kalimantan (10/08/2012) From 1990 to 2010 almost all palm oil expansion in Kalimantan came at the expense of forest cover, according to the most detailed look yet at the oil palm industry in the Indonesian state, published in Nature: Climate Change. Palm oil plantations now cover 31,640 square kilometers of the state, having expanded nearly 300 percent since 2000. The forest loss led to the emission of 0.41 gigatons of carbon, more than Indonesia's total industrial emissions produced in a year. Furthermore the scientists warn that if all current leases were converted by 2020, over a third of Kalimantan's lowland forests outside of protected areas would become plantations and nearly quadruple emissions. Burning forests in Southeast Asia increases mortality rates in the region (08/13/2012) Clearing forests and o...

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