More than 1.5 billion smallholders throughout the world depend on forest landscapes to produce food, fuel, timber and non-wood forest products to meet their subsistence needs and generate cash income.

In recent years, the Republic of South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation, has often been in the headlines due to the protracted armed conflict which has engulfed the country since December 2013.

Despite the Government ban on logging and charcoal burning, unscrupulous businessmen have devised ingenious ways of transporting the product to evade arrest.

Forest conservators led by their Acting Chief Conservator, Mornica Kalenda [centre] tour part of Dakacha woodland forest in Kilifi County.

Moravian Church in Malawi has condemned the smuggling of charcoal into neighbouring Tanzania, saying the practice is contributing to deforestation in the country.

Moravian Church in Malawi has condemned the smuggling of charcoal into neighbouring Tanzania, saying the practice is contributing to deforestation in the country.

The ditching of environmentally destructive sources of energy paves way for the extensive uses of renewable energy, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and biogas.

Imagine building a small pile of wood and kindling in the smallest room in your house, and setting fire to it.

While there have been substantial efforts to quantify the health burden of exposure to PM2.5 from solid fuel use (SFU), the sensitivity of mortality estimates to uncertainties in input parameters has not been quantified. Moreover, previous studies separate mortality from household and ambient air pollution. In this study, we develop a new estimate of mortality attributable to SFU due to the joint exposure from household and ambient PM2.5 pollution and perform a variance‐based sensitivity analysis on mortality attributable to SFU.

Kenyans are facing a shortage of timber and charcoal as the government moves to save forests from depletion.

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