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Palm oil production is a major contributor to CO2 emissions

Palm oil production is a major contributor to CO2 emissions

Preparing land for palm oil plantations releases high levels of CO2, according to research published in Nature Communications.  Palm oil is the most consumed and widely traded vegetable oil in the world. Global demand has more than tripled in the last 18 years, from 20 million tonnes in 2000 to …

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Australia wildfires: Devastating blazes pushing global CO2 levels to record high

Australia wildfires: Devastating blazes pushing global CO2 levels to record high

Catastrophic wildfires in Australia are pushing global carbon dioxide levels to new highs, scientists have warned. The UK’s Met Office predicted 2020 would see one of the largest annual jumps of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere since records began, with the raging bushfires blamed for up to a fifth of …

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