The Green Channel Blog

Eco Here, Dead There

Hailed as an eco-friendly biofuel, palm oil has been dubbed the New Gold. However its exploitation has taken a devastating toll on the delicate ecosystem of Indonesia’s forests. Orangutans are especially at risk. Indeed, they are endangered. Orangutan means “man of the forest” in the Malay language. Orangutans are the largest arboreal mammal and share … Read More

The Great Invasion

Before the Second World War, the industrialized world produced one million tons of chemicals a year. By 2005, it was five million. Petrochemicals are among the most common of these chemicals. They include any products made from petroleum and are found in an astounding number of common household items. The magic of petrochemicals created plastics, … Read More