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The growing demand for palm oil has wrought an incredible destruction.
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“They could have us burned alive or burn our children right before our eyes,” one activist said. “We are willing to die here. We’re demanding some human rights here.”
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This week's question for the Ethicist: Am I wrong to believe my friend is innocent of rape?
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"I feel like my improvisation has gotten better." — Jeff Goldblum
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The companies paying teenagers to hawk diet tea on Instagram are using the same tactics the Chinese government did when it recruited commenters to post hundreds of millions of pro-Communist Party messages online.
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Corporations have begun using their newfound power and wealth to suppress critics, abuse workers and acquire more land to produce oil.
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The unprecedented palm-oil boom, meanwhile, has enriched and emboldened many of Indonesia’s largest corporations.
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Lawmakers had lit the fuse on a powerful carbon bomb. As the forests were cleared and burned, they produced more carbon than the entire continent of Europe.
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NASA researchers say the accelerated destruction of Borneo’s forests contributed to the largest single-year global increase in carbon emissions in two millenniums.
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Slashing and burning the forests in Indonesia and Borneo to make way for oil-palm cultivation had a perverse effect: It released more carbon. A lot more carbon.
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Despite warnings that the policies could have the opposite of their intended effect, they were implemented anyway, producing what now appears to be a calamity with global consequences.
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In the mid-2000s, Western nations, led by the United States, began drafting environmental laws that encouraged the use of vegetable oil in fuels.
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A decade ago, the U.S. mandated the use of vegetable oil in biofuels, leading to industrial-scale deforestation — and a huge spike in carbon emissions. Palm oil was supposed to help save the planet. Instead it unleashed a catastrophe.
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“I knew what the results would show when they came back — that is, until the results actually came back.” Sigrid Johnson was black. A DNA test said she wasn’t.
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Sigrid Johnson is one of many millions of people who placed a bit of saliva into a DNA kit, sent it off to a testing company, waited for the results and then discovered the sometimes life-altering secrets hidden in those tiny drops.
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Trump is “trying to destroy the collective consciousness of our country,” Nancy Pelosi says:
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NYT Magazine 22h
In the Trump era, Nancy Pelosi says, it is obvious that the Democrats could not afford to let the president dominate every news cycle. “I do see the role as less work horse and more show horse now.”
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“She faces more division in her caucus than she ever had before.” Nancy Pelosi is ready for her last political battle:
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As Nancy Pelosi prepares to lead the House of Representatives again, the most powerful Democrat in Washington will have to navigate between a rampaging president and her colleagues’ plans for fighting back.
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NYT Magazine Nov 19
“You have to have knowledge of the details. That’s how I was able to beat them on everything.” Nancy Pelosi is ready for her last political battle.
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