We all know the palm oil industry has a horrible reputation for deforestation. The Rainforest Alliance, however, believes that change can happen from within and that sustainable palm oil production is attainable.
When I wrote about the cocaine industry destroying rainforests, many commenters argued that really it is the prohibition of drugs—not the drugs themselves—that create these negative consequences. That debate will most likely get stirred up
2007 has been a brutal year for natural disasters in Latin America, keeping the
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs busy. The agency said in a recent statement that a record nine missions were dispatched to Latin America
A commercial fish farm in El Borboton, Honduras is using fish guts--heads, skins, and internal organs--to produce biodiesel. Instead of dumping what's left after filleting for commercial sale, Saint Peter's cooks the parts down to produce 300,000
We apologize for the bad pun in the title, sometimes it's just hard to resist. Fair trade is a familiar concept to our readers. Aside from writing about well-known fair trade commodities like chocolate and coffee, we've also seen posts on everything
Couldn't come up with a more succinct way of expressing this, so here it is direct from their website: "Central America has lost more than half of its rainforests in the last 50 years, contributing to mass extinctions and global warming. Rainforest