Malaysia rapidly destroying forests for palm oil: group

Reuters: Malaysia, the world's second largest palm oil producer, is destroying large areas of carbon-rich peatswamp forests to expand plantations, a leading conservation group said on Tuesday. Wetlands International and Dutch remote sensing institute Sarvision said palm oil plantations are being expanded largely in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo island. "Unless this trend is halted, none of these forests will be left at the end of this decade," said the report released on Tuesday. It said......

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