Air pollution in Singapore rose to unhealthy levels this week because of illegal forest clearing in Indonesia, prompting Singapore to urge Indonesia to do something to end the haze.
Fracking and shale gas are often portrayed as black or white issues, Grealy writes, when in reality there is a need for shades of gray. And the urgency of the climate change issue means that, with natural gas from shale, we have to make a choice between the perfect and the good.
Mexico has 59 strains of native corn. While the country has some GMO corn as well, activists are concerned about expanding its reach.
Paper giant APP's move to go green in Indonesia has thrilled environmentalists. Many activist groups are now focusing on buying practices that could affect a firm's reputation – as well as its finances.
Asia Pulp & Paper Co. has promised to stop using wood from Indonesia's natural forests. Unprecedented market pressures, driven in part by Barbie and Mickey Mouse, helped.