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What your chocolate bar has to do with deforestation

Nov 8, 2019
Steven Mufson of The Washington Post explains why companies are struggling to farm cocoa sustainably.
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Chinese demand wiping out forests of neighboring Burma

Feb 11, 2016
A town on China's border with Burma is at the crossroads of an illegal trade.
Workers in Pianma, China load logs from old growth forests in Burma onto trucks that will take the merchandise to Eastern China, where they'll be cut into furniture. Half a billion dollars' worth of timber have come across Burma's border into China.
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Cellphones as logging detectors

Jul 15, 2014
An entrepreneur looks to fight illegal loggers, one used cellphone at a time.
This photo taken on November 13, 2013 shows a timber company worker carrying a chainsaw in the forests of Berau, East Kalimantan, in Indonesia. A new app looks to use cellphones to detect illegal loggers. 
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Efforts pay off in fighting deforestation in Brazil

Feb 6, 2012
The Brazilian government has ramped up efforts to stop deforestation in the Amazon. So far, it seems to be slowly working.