It's used in cosmetics, cleaning products and foodstuffs: palm oil is one of the world's most prized raw materials. But increasing demand for the oil is having a disastrous impact on the environment. So a laboratory in Britain has found a solution.
Palm oil is found in everything from food to cosmetics. Its rise to the status of the most widely consumed vegetable oil has had devastating effects on forests, wildlife - and most recently some of Hong Kong's beaches.
Palm oil is often synonymous with deforestation, pollution and bad agricultural practices. But an example from Sierra Leone shows that it doesn't have to be.
Toyota and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ have expressed concerns about access to the European single market after Brexit, with experts anticipating more defections in the coming months. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
A new report from the UK think tank InfluenceMap has ranked the 50 companies that are most influential in shaping climate policy around the world. Thirty-five of them are trying to block efforts to fight climate change.
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