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A new WWF scorecard, which evaluates companies’ performance on palm oil sourcing, offers some hope and surprise to consumers. But the retail and food industries have much work ahead.
The IUCN says that Africa's elephant population has seen its worst decline in 25 years. Based on a wide collection of data, the continent most likely has 93,000 fewer of these incredible animals than 10 years ago.
A Harvard University study suggests smoke from slash-and-burn agricultural fires caused approximately 100,000 deaths throughout Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries last fall.
Gather five tons of cotton and score a free television, says a regional government in eastern Uzbekistan. The BBC reported on the headline-grabbing offer, while barely touching upon the grim human rights record of the country's cotton sector.
Last year, an Associated Press investigation revealed endemic slavery throughout the seafood supply chain in Southeast Asia. Two AP reporters shared their experience at the Sustainable Foods Institute this week in Monterey.
A new Union of Concerned Scientists report claims that the international beef sector is responsible for twice as much deforestation than palm oil, soy and wood products combined.
An Associated Press investigation revealed that hundreds of undocumented fishermen in Hawaii are working in conditions that go beyond human rights abuses and could even be described as slavery.
Asia Pulp and Paper says it is committed to forest restoration and cleaning up its supply chain. I interviewed the company's sustainability director to learn more.
Brazil’s forests have long been the foundation of the country’s culture, dating back to indigenous cultures long before the Portuguese arrived. The rich variety in woods is in part why Brazilian design has earned affection across the world, from Oscar Neimeyer’s ...
Gap Inc. plans to publicly release a list of its supplier factories, making it far easier for stakeholders and NGOs to assess environmental and social conditions.
The Bonn Challenge, a global effort to restore and conserve the world’s forests, was at center stage in Honolulu during this week’s IUCN World Conservation Congress.
Greenpeace worked with private companies to develop a big-data approach that can identify the world’s most valuable forests.