Drought adds fuel to fire as Zambia loses battle save forests

Reuters: Bare-chested, Alan Siyampondo shovels soil onto a smoking kiln stuffed with burning teak wood to produce a batch of charcoal in the heart of Dambwa Forest Reserve outside Livingstone. Nearby in the savannah woodland close to Zambia's southern border, another man prepares to turn his chopped logs into charcoal. Despite concerted efforts to reduce deforestation, this season's poor rainfall - influenced by the El Niño weather phenomenon – is causing food and power shortages that could force more Zambian......

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