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Oil Palm Plantation Boom in Indonesia

by Chieh-Hsin Chen

The anticipated depletion of fossil fuel has caused the production of alternative fuel sources to become an extremely important field of industry. Many less developed countries in South East Asia promote mass production of biofuel crops as a primary export. 720 more words


Malaysia, China’s Top Palm Oil Supplier, Records a Drop in Production

Palm oil production in Malaysia, the biggest supplier after Indonesia, probably dropped the most in seven months in September after reaching a record in August. Futures climbed the most in more than a week. 111 more words


Talking Ebola

UPDATE. A video of the talk is now available here. A little rough in voice and ideas, some of which hours later I revised. Such is the nature of the beast of an outbreak. 212 more words

Ecological Resilience

Palm oil giants announce deforestation moratorium -- effective immediately

Source: Mongabay.com

Published on 20th September, 2014
Illegal forest for an oil palm plantation within a protected area in Indonesiad

Five of the world’s largest palm oil producers have announced an immediate moratorium on palm oil sourced via clearance of potential high carbon stock forests. 397 more words


Sarawak: village of the damned

“We’re going to visit the old village”, said Penghulu Sagan cheerfully, as he loaded another box of fishing equipment onto the small boat. The matter of fact statement disguised the real nature of the expedition, which was perhaps more evident in the thin, sun etched face of his uncle, who sat quietly waiting: eyes lost in the distance, speaking of a longing, a sadness? 1,292 more words

South/East Asia

More Agression from Brimob in Nabire, this time Smashing up a Local Family’s House

From awasMifee 

September 3, 2014

Police Mobile Brigade members sent to work as private security in PT Nabire Baru’s oil palm concession in Nabire, Papua have been behaving badly once more. 306 more words

Indonesian State Violence

Malaysian investor junks oil palm project for rubber


A Malaysian investor eyeing a vast oil palm plantation in upland Marilog and Paquibato districts in Davao City has changed its plan. 183 more words

Davao City