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- Mars claims palm oil is 'deforestation-free' after ditching hundreds of supplierson October 7, 2020 at 12:34 am
Confectionery giant warns businesses need to work together to fix 'broken' palm oil supply chains that further destruction of tropical forests.
- Out on a limb on deforestationon October 6, 2020 at 9:49 am
This week we explain why it's difficult to hold companies accountable to deforestation promises, and the headwinds facing an international biodiversity agreement. One of the most high-profile ...
- ‘We’re weeding out the bad actors’: Mars says its M&Ms no longer contribute to deforestationon October 6, 2020 at 4:59 am
The company said on Tuesday that it has reached the point where its palm-oil use is no longer contributing to the clearing of tropical forests.
- Mars Palm Positive Plan Delivers Deforestation-Free Palm Oil Supply Chainon October 5, 2020 at 10:09 pm
Mars, Incorporated today announced its Palm Positive Plan has delivered a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain, a significant milestone in its efforts to tackle deforestation and advance respect ...
- Mars Says Its M&Ms Are No Longer Contributing to Deforestationon October 5, 2020 at 9:01 pm
Mars Inc., the maker of Snickers and Dove candy, is trimming the ranks of its palm-oil suppliers and says it has now eliminated those that can’t commit to preventing deforestation.
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Forest tipping point
- 40 per cent of Amazon rainforest at 'tipping point' of becoming savannahon October 6, 2020 at 6:57 am
Forty per cent of the Amazon rainforest is at risk of becoming grassy savannah if climate change rates continue, scientists have found. This is far more than previously thought, according to a study ...
- Scientists Say 40% of Amazon Rainforest May Become Savannaon October 6, 2020 at 6:53 am
A team of scientists has developed a model that says nearly 40% of the Amazon rainforest is in danger of drying out and becoming a savanna ecosystem.
- The Amazon rain forest is near a survival tipping point – Jawebon October 6, 2020 at 5:35 am
The Amazon rain forest, like other tropical forests, depends on rain to survive: Once rainfall drops to a certain level, the forest can dry out, burn, and start to turn into a savannah. A new study ...
- The Amazon rain forest is near a survival tipping pointon October 6, 2020 at 5:00 am
Global warming and deforestation are combining to dry out rain forests, which could start an unstoppable cycle that turns them to grasslands.
- Amazon risks tipping from forest to savannaon October 6, 2020 at 12:45 am
As much as 40 per cent of the Amazon risks crossing a tipping point from rainforest to savanna as greenhouse gas emissions reduce the rainfall needed to sustain its ecosystem, scientists said on ...