Highly efficient stoves in Rwanda are significantly helping to reduce the demand for wood. Their design and construction makes them easy and intuitive to use.
Massive quantities of illegal timber may have been imported into the European Union by inventing fake trees, according to a report released this week by Greenpeace.
Many Ugandans have no access to electricity and rely on wood for cooking, which has led to rapid deforestation. Two enterprising schools have found sustainable solutions that they hope will inspire others.
Cambodia's forests are being felled at a shocking rate, as poachers and corrupt officials profit from the black market trade in rare wood species, which is being exported to Vietnam — and beyond.
A new study by WWF predicts drastic consequences for animal species around the world if temperatures keep rising — even if pledged limits to global warming are met.
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