The latest on all things forest, it’s this week’s forest digest.
- Alarm over ‘timber grab’ from Cambodia’s protected forests – BBC
Illegal deforestation has plagued Cambodia during recent years as legal permits have been exploited by corporations to clear old growth forests.
- Can we save forests and produce palm oil? Scientists seek answer – Reuters
An independent study funded by the palm oil industry proposes new methods for sustainably sourcing palm oil in a manner that is both profitable and beneficial to local residents.
- How Mass Incarceration Takes a Toll on the Environment – City Lab
This year has seen a push from coalitions of environmental and social justice organizations for the EPA to include prisons in the future environmental justice agenda.
- California offers $75000 bounty to catch drone pilots who slowed wildfire efforts – The Verge
As drones have continued to obstruct and delay wildfire fighting efforts, California officials are taking a more aggressive approach to catching those responsible, promising $25,000 for each of the three incidents in the past year.