The EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard requires a growing percentage of alternative fuels to be mixed in to commercial gasoline. But some of these supposedly green alternatives come with their own environmental impacts. (Photo by Branden Eastwood)

The (other) oil industry greenwashes de-forestation in Indonesia

It is a shock to think of Indonesia as the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. How could a country that boasts one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems be spewing out more carbon and methane than economic powerhouses such as Germany and Japan? The answer lies in the forest. Or what’s left of […]
Nov 21, 2012