Last year, the world’s biggest mining company announced it would sell out of a major coal project in the rainforests of Indonesian Kalimantan. Don’t for a moment think that BHP Billiton was influenced by criticisms of its role in boosting global greenhouse gas emissions, or the destruction that the mine would inevitably wreak. The decision was largely due to the fall in market prices of the black stuff during the first half of 2009. Now the company seems to have decided to hang on to this highly dubious venture, albeit selling a minority stake. That’s not at all good news for a community of orang-utans whose habitat now looks like being destroyed by the mine if it goes ahead as originally planned.