Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

In this photograph taken on October 16,

In this photograph taken on October 16, 2010 during an aerial survey mission by Greenpeace over Sumatra island shows a rainforest canopy of Sungai Sembilang National Park. The protected area is bounded by two huge concessions of paper and pulpwood company located in South Sumatra province. According to the global environmental campaign group, massive concessions of paper and pulpwood companies are operating in the Island’s last remaining peatland forest and the habitat of the endangered Sumatran tiger. The destruction of rainforests and peatlands is the major reason Indonesia is considered the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, blamed for global warming. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD (Photo credit should read ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)


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