Unilever and Nestlé are burning Indonesia. Is “sustainable palm oil” a con?

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At the moment, fires burning across Indonesia since July have destroyed over burned 8,578 square kilometers (3,304 square miles and around the size of Puerto Rico) as of the end of September, blanketing the islands in thick toxic smoke which has turned the sky a violent red. Although the government has not directly admitted so, reports claim the fires are due…

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Emily Zhao

Emily Zhao

The Climate Reporter Editor-in-Chief | Earth Optimist | Filmmaker | Based in Maryland