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"One Village, One Product" Economic Development and Land Use in Thailand

Greetings, everyone! I am writing to you from the 9th annual GMSARN International Conference on Energy, Environmental and Social Issues. It’s a wide-ranging conference with topics across the technical and functional spectrum. 600 more words

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Mapping the global palm oil boom

By Johannes Pirker and Aline Mosnier, IIASA Ecosystems Services and Management Research Program

In the late 2000s, Palm oil became a major target of environmental NGO’s working to save tropical forests. 747 more words


From the concrete jungle to the jungle..jungle

Went out early this morning to find the shop selling drone parts. Lithium ion batteries aren’t supposed to be carried on commercial airlines, because they might…explode? 1,034 more words

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