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How ‘Green’ Palm Oil Is Killing Orangutans

horrible piece on how palm-oil plantations are killing orangutans from today’s Guardian.

It’s horrible for two reasons. First, who wants to hear about dead orangutans? And second, the Guardian leaves out how government’s market interference in transportation fuels, mandating the production of palm oil as a “green” biodiesel, gives plantation owners the incentive to refine as much palm oil as possible, rainforest and orangutans be damned.