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Starting Forest Fires Declared a Sin in Indonesia

Hoping to end the annual blazes enveloping Southeast Asia in choking haze, Indonesia’s Islamic Ulema Council (MUI) issued a fatwa against intentionally starting forest fires. The religious edict issued by the MUI declares that it is against Islamic law, or “haram,” for Muslims to burn forests or plantation lands. Issued in mid-September, the six-point fatwa […]

October 3rd

Why Borders Don’t Help Us Protect the Environment

It’s hard to grasp the largeness of environmentalism. Does a man buying an engagement ring in New York think about the environmental effects of gold mines in Peru or diamond mines in Africa? Does a woman applying lip balm in Texas consider species lost to palm oil farms in Indonesia? To see real environmental change, we need […]

June 10th