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12 Nov
A shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Cameroon's main cities is forcing urbanites to use firewood to cook their food. This is bad news for both people and the environment.
22 Oct
The vast Casamance forest region in Senegal is known for its rare woods: rosewood, and the Cayor pear tree, among others. Officially they are protected, but armed independence fighters smuggle the wood on the black market. These groups often raze entire plots of land and then export the wood, mainly to China via neighbouring Gambia. Clashes with the fighters have killed several people this year.
14 Jul 2022
Most urban building involves concrete – and the cement industry causes more CO2 emissions than commercial aviation. How about climate-neutral wood? Berlin hosts a growing number of buildings using natural materials.
8 Feb 2022
Why use firewood when you can use reusable stones for cooking? Shaban has turned his idea into a business. It provides a sustainable solution for the local community and protects the environment at the same time.

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