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March 9, 2007 3:00 AM

Biodiesel made from palm oil isn't as `green' as hoped

Americas drive for energy independence and clean air could threaten orangutans, Sumatran tigers, elephants, rhinoceroses and the worlds largest butterflies. All could be hurt as the rainforests of Southeast Asia are cleared to produce palm oil for use in biodiesel. Its the downside of the crash effort to rein in global warming.

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