Malaysian palm oil destroying forests, report warns

Guardian: Malaysia, the world's second-largest palm oil producer, is destroying large areas of carbon-rich peat swamp forests to expand plantations, according to a report released late yesterday. The report from Wetlands International said palm oil plantations are being greatly expanded, largely in the Malaysian state of Sarawak on Borneo island. Unless the trend is halted, none of these forests will be left by the end of this decade, said Marcel Silvius, a senior scientist at Wetlands International.......

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