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Research on Natural Fiber Polymer Composites: The Way Forward

Natural fibre reinforced polymer composites are emerging materials that are used as materials for various applications ranging from furniture, building and construction, automotive and marine industries. 186 more words

Material Science

When he woke up, the monster was still there

By Nancy Sabas, Connecting Peoples Coordinator for MCC Guatemala/El Salvador. She is from Honduras. Her reflection was originally published on MCC’s Latin America Advocacy Blog… 1,208 more words

Mennonite Central Committee

You Ignore The Oil Palm, You Condemn Orangutans

by Raechel Gladstone

With a font size of 8—or smaller, it’s nearly impossible to save orangutans.

Orangutans are betting on your ability to read labels and your compassion to check. 619 more words

PH&F: Banggi

BANGGI, COTE D’IVOIRE.  2006.  Dale Landis and I joined a cocoa farmer tromping through the bush to tend his banggi production.  Banggi is fermented palm wine, produced by toppling an oil palm tree (the short, squat variety), chopping out the heart, and allowing the tree sap to run through a channel and then into a jug, where it is allowed to ferment for the better part of a day.   34 more words

Five Biofuel Policies

(1) Development of biofuels can not sacrifice the basic interests of the people (including access to food, water and land).
(2) biofuels must be sustainable environment. 52 more words

Industry News

Combining the Effects of Climate Change and Agriculture on Mammal Populations

by Coco Coyle

In concert with the effects of climate change, some agricultural practices are having an unanticipated combined effect on ecosystems and biodiversity. Brodie (2016) showed that agricultural expansion coupled with climate change will have a more intense effect on the mammals in the extremely biodiverse region of Southeast Asia than either cause alone. 605 more words

Climate Change