Science confirms: palm oil is unsustainable even if certified

A new study shows that even the RSPO and POIG certified plantations derive from the recent deforestation of the forests of Southeast Asia Globalization of palm oil represents a serious threat to the biological diversity of Southeast Asia, even when the production is certified as sustainable. For the first time, in fact, a new study…

Selective logging causes long-term changes to forest structure

by Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com – February 18, 2015 Logging in Gabon. Photos by Rhett A. Butler Selective logging is causing long-term changes to tropical forests in Africa by facilitating the growth of weeds and vines, which reduces plant diversity and diminishes carbon storage, reports a new paper published in the journal Ecological Research.  The paper,…