How Demand for Twigs Is Bringing Down a Rainforest


Every day late in the afternoon, women lugging bags of sticks on their back spill out of the brush onto a highway just south of the Equator. Men pass on motorbikes, one after another, hauling bags of charcoal. Boys trudge along with a single log slung over their shoulders, as if they’re toting a baguette.Deep…

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