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The Plastic Revolution

The Revolution

Single Use Plastics

Single Use Plastics

200 years ago was around the time of the industrial revolution. It changed the world and has shaped what we know as life today. We are now in the midst of a new revolution that will once again shape the world in the centuries to come,

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New Critical Forest Map Data

Lately there has been a lot of new map data released revealing the state of the earths forests and the alarming trend of increasing destruction vs regeneration. Indonesia has had the biggest forest losses in the last 12 years along with Brazil. For such a tiny nation with a diverse variety of wildlife it is quite sad to see.

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100+ most critical forest areas of the world

The biggest changes in forests of the world

The biggest changes in forests of the world

Brazil and Indonesia

Brazil and Indonesia

Top 15 countries with the biggest forest loss

Top 15 countries with the biggest forest loss

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GMB Akash – Photo Journalist

GMB Akash is a photo journalist living in Bangladesh and is truly an inspiration with his photography and his actions to provide change and bettering the subject he photographs. Below is an email interview we did with GMB Akash so take a look at his inspirational work.

Akash (11) Berdiri: What originally got you started in photography?

GMB Akash: I was always passionate about poking the

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The Road to Extinction – Sumatra

Presious forests of Sumatra

Presious forests of Sumatra

A new 51km road has been proposed to run 850 coal trucks per day to help more quickly provide coal to power stations across South East Asia. This would divide the Harapan rainforest, which

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RSPO Always Set to Fail

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A new damning report has surfaced on the RSPO (round table of sustainable palm oil), which sheds light on the obvious reality. It shows that this round table organisation is not achieving the required results and it’s not surprising considering that it is voluntary for member companies to be on board with the sustainability process. If they break the rules they simply opt out of participating in the sustainability process.

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Palm Oil, Pulp and Paper and the Sumatran Tiger

Palm Oil Is Killing the Sumatran Tiger

Greenpeace report accuses illegal and excessive palm oil export for driving the Sumatran tigers to the phase of extinction. It says that the world is getting addicted to palm oil products, no matter if it is mascara, or the laundry detergent, or even some yummy cookies. Indonesia is making a lot of money out of it, being the biggest palm oil exporter, but this is not as simple as it seems. Production comes with a lot of costs, including encroachment of rain-forests, land clearing, which often results in acrid smog.

Between 2009- 2011, Indonesia lost some 1.24 million hectares of forests, which were mainly the habitats of Sumatran tiger. This massive land clearing resulted in sudden extinction of Sumatran tigers, which are now just 400 left on the planet. See full details at: http://world.time.com/2013/10/31/palm-oil-is-killing-the-sumatran-tiger/

 

Indonesian police investigating murder stumble on secret zoo containing liger

While investigating the death of a 23 year old woman, murdered by a maintenance worker in Jakarta, officers discovered a mini zoo in the suspected villa. More than a dozen animals were discovered from the mini zoo, including several species of monkeys, a tiger, Javan peacocks, Timorese deers, rare species of dogs and geese. The most unusual animal discovered was a

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