Agriculture

Palm oil from illegal areas taints global brands

July 20, 2018 ecodaily 0

  JAKARTA: Palm oil sourced from illegally cleared rainforest areas in Indonesia has flowed through traders to major consumer goods brands despite widespread commitments to cease purchases of non-sustainable oil, a new report says. Palm […]

Environment

Defense bill would kill whales, Democrats say

July 18, 2018 ecodaily 0

  WASHINGTON — Defense legislation backed by Republicans would inadvertently kill 250 marine mammals and permanently injure 3,000 others, according to House Democrats fighting to keep out “anti-environmental” measures. It’s the latest flashpoint in a […]

Agriculture

National forest policy needed, sector body says

July 16, 2018 ecodaily 0

  The New Zealand Institute of Forestry proposed introducing a national policy for the industry at the sector’s annual conference in an effort to help the Government “develop sound long-term strategies for forestry development”. David […]

Environment

Oregon loses major recycler of electronic waste

July 10, 2018 ecodaily 0

In another blow to Oregon’s beleaguered recycling sector, the second-largest company processing electronic or “E-waste” here has shut down, after a forced liquidation in bankruptcy court. ECS Refining had been handling 41 percent of the […]