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Palm Oil Giant Commits to Help Indonesia Through Peatland Rehabilitation, Traceability

An Indonesian soldier helps firefighters and rescue teams at a peatland fire in Kalimantan. | Image Credit: Darren Whiteside/Reuters/Landov<p>Related:<p>On …

Indonesia, Malaysia form OPEC-like palm oil council

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Indonesia and Malaysia, the world's top two palm oil producers, signed an agreement Saturday to set up a council for palm oil producing countries in a bid to ensure price stability by managing production and stock in the global market.<p>Officials said the Jakarta-based …

Palm Oil

10 shocking facts show how companies are still trashing Indonesia’s forests

For months, forest fires raged across Indonesia bringing the world's attention to the country's devastating forest destruction. Both people and …

South-east Asia

Feeding 'Godzilla': as Indonesia burns, its government moves to increase forest destruction

In the midst of its worst fire crisis in living memory, the Indonesian government is taking a leap backward on forest protection. The recently signed …

As Indonesia Burns, Its Government Moves To Increase Forest Destruction

And El Niño is making it worse.<p>In the midst of its worst fire crisis in living memory, the Indonesian government is taking a leap backward on forest protection. The recently signed Council of Palm Oil Producing Nations between Indonesia and Malaysia, signed at the weekend in Kuala Lumpur, will …

Preventing fire & haze: sustainable solutions for Indonesian peatlands

Fire in agriculture is a mixed blessing. A cost-effective tool for poor farmers, fire has been key for food production for millennia. In 2000, …

Financial Services

Woman Spends 14 Years Photographing the World’s Oldest Trees

These incredible photographs honoring our Earth’s Ancient Trees were collected over 14 years by San Francisco California photographer Beth Moon. She …

Ottawa’s Ebola overkill

Ottawa's sudden decision to stop issuing visas to travellers from the three West African countries hit by the Ebola epidemic may sound like a reasonable response to the outbreak. It isn't. The travel ban is wrong in many ways. It is at odds with steps taken by Canada's allies and friends. It is a …

Canada and Australia Make the Right Choice on Ebola

On October 28, Australia became the first developed nation to ban visas for citizens of Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea because of concerns over …

Cuba’s Ebola Diplomacy

Even in this age of international coalitions, the one arrayed against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is impressive. In September, more than a hundred and thirty nations voted in favor of a United Nations Security Council resolution declaring the virus, which is rampant in Liberia, Guinea, and …

Cuba

Exclusive: Shipping lines apply 'Ebola clause' to fend off virus risks

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As Ebola persists in West Africa, shipping lines and traders are tweaking their contracts to protect themselves if the disease puts crews at risk of infection or prevents vessels calling at affected ports.<p>A student looks at a poster on Ebola prevention in a school at …

Pregnancy-style Ebola test 'gives results in 15 minutes' and could be available by January

A new pregnancy-style Ebola test could give health workers on the front line in West Africa accurate diagnoses within 15 minutes, it has been claimed.<p>…

Disease

So Much for Ebola: U.S. Loses Interest in Virus as Cases Dwindle

In the past ten days the U.S. has lost interest in the virus that recently dominated headlines and threatened to metastasize across the 2014 midterm …

Ebola: Abbott government relents, will send Australian volunteers to treat victims

Britain has agreed to treat Australian volunteers as if they were their own, officials said.<p>Any infected Australian worker would be evacuated to …

In a Time of Ebola, Recalling London’s Great Plague

Until Congressman Darrell Issa, a California Republican, learns how to pronounce Ebola and the president gets up some kind of useful policy (which do …

Tekmira Surges Amid Promise of Ebola Treatment

Nov. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Tekmira Pharmaceutical Corp. is leading Ebola-related drug stocks as investors wager the Canadian company’s therapy is among …

Nose Spray Ebola Vaccine Protects Monkeys

A needle-free Ebola vaccine protects monkeys 100 percent of the time from the virus, even a year after they’ve been vaccinated, researchers reported Monday.<p>The vaccine uses a common cold virus genetically engineered to carry a tiny piece of Ebola DNA. Sprayed up the nose, it saved all nine monkeys …

Ebola crisis: Government to announce plans to help Australian volunteer medical staff fight virus in Africa

The Federal Government is expected to step up its response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa today by announcing assistance for volunteers to travel …

Airlines holding steady amid rising Ebola concerns

Public fears surrounding the possibility of new cases of Ebola reaching the US have prompted a significant drop in Denver-based airline Frontier’s Buzz, following the news that infected healthcare worker Amber Joy Vinson took a Frontier fight on October 13.<p>Vinson, who doctors say is now almost …

Asia Not Doing Enough to Help Battle Ebola, World Bank Says

Asian countries are not contributing enough to the global effort to fight Ebola, despite having a wealth of trained medical personnel who could help stop the spread of the deadly virus, World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim said on Tuesday.<p>"Many countries in Asia who could help simply are not, …

Ebola virus: Nations with travel restrictions in place - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Viewing this on mobile? Click here for a larger version of the map.</i><p><b>(CNN)</b> -- The worst-ever outbreak of Ebola virus is stretching the medical capacities of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the three West African countries hit worst by the virus -- and alarming leaders around the …

Asia 'not doing enough' to fight Ebola

Asian countries are not contributing enough to the global effort to fight Ebola, despite having a wealth of trained medical personnel who could help stop the spread of the deadly virus, World Bank Group president, Jim Yong Kim, said.<p>Addressing a news conference in South Korea's capital Seoul on …

After botching Ebola, WHO to pick new Africa boss

LONDON (AP) — After acknowledging that it bungled the response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the World Health Organization is electing a …

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed

The head of the World Health Organization decries the lack of investment for Ebola cures and vaccines. Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola might get more help. And an American nurse speaks out about her quarantine orders.<p>Here are the latest developments in the Ebola outbreak:<p><b>WEST AFRICA</b> …

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