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UN forest project doing more harm than good

16 Mar 18 - The harm a UN forest project in Africa is doing to local people is greater than the good it is managing to achieve for them, researchers say.

Illegal cocoa farming destroys African forests

24 Jan 18 - Côte d’Ivoire’s brown gold has gradually destroyed the country’s national parks and protected forests.

Victory for forests as nations vow to stop death by chocolate

10 Nov 17 - Ghana and the Ivory Coast are formulating plans to immediately put a stop to all new deforestation after an investigation found that the cocoa industry was destroying their rainforests.

Morocco to invest millions in solar projects

4 Oct 17 - Morocco is getting ready to launch a €200 million ($NZ326m) programme to spark investment in solar power projects in the agricultural sector by 2021.

Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Africa

15 Sep 17 - The world’s chocolate industry is driving deforestation on a devastating scale in West Africa.

Kenya gets tough on plastic bags: four years or $40,000

29 Aug 17 - Kenyans producing, selling or even using plastic bags will risk imprisonment of up to four years or fines of $40,000.

Kenya’s disappearing glaciers spread violence below

3 Aug 17 - Those who rely on Mount Kenya’s glaciers for water have turned against one another as the rivers fed by the mountain dry up.


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