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Uganda charcoal ban disrupts a lucrative but destructive business

The burning of charcoal, an age-old practice in many African societies, is now restricted business across northern Uganda amid a wave of resentment by locals who have warned of the threat of climate change stemming from the uncontrolled felling of trees by outsiders.

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Rome climate protesters turn Trevi fountain water black

Seven activists protesting against climate change climbed into the Trevi fountain in Rome and poured diluted charcoal into the water to turn it black.

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U.S. firm quits Indonesian gasification project in major blow to coal ambitions

The Indonesian government has looked to coal gasification to create market demand for downstream coal, but analysts warn such projects are unlikely to be financially viable, especially as major global investors turn away from coal.

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Can the age-old use of biochar help solve modern pollution problems?

Biochar, created from an ancient practice that turns organic waste into a charcoal-like substance, is getting a closer look for its potential to help address modern-day problems such as climate change and nutrient-laden runoff.

How demand for twigs is bringing down a rainforest

How demand for twigs is bringing down a rainforest

In the Congo River Basin, people who collect bundles of wood to make charcoal are playing a surprisingly large role in the deforestation of a region that rivals the Amazon in importance.
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This fire-loving fungus eats charcoal, if it must

When a wildfire plows through a forest, life underground changes, too. Death comes for many microorganisms. But, like trees, some microbes are adapted to fire.

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