How can you tell if mahogany is really mahogany? And can you really know whether the wood in your table wasn't illegally felled? Germany's wood detectives are on the case with DNA analysis.
Europe's highest court looks set to rule against what environmentalists see as an attack by Poland's nationalist government on the continent's oldest forest.
Logging is a cause of murder in the Amazon rainforest. And a Greenpeace report has shown that European companies still buy wood that comes from blood-stained sources.
To meet the EU's renewable energy target, countries have rediscovered wood as a fuel. But conservationists fear this new hunger for wood might have disastrous consequences — for the forests, the people and the climate.
Senegal's government has launched an inquiry into the killing of 13 loggers in the southern region of Casamance. It's the first upsurge in violence in the isolated region in years.
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