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Somalia’s illicit charcoal trade threatens security, the environment and livelihoods

The country is losing trees at an alarming rate to an illicit charcoal trade that partly bankrolls its Islamist insurgency

UN: Climate change can create jobs

The cost of adopting responsible policies on climate change for global economies could be balanced by the creation of millions of "green jobs," the United Nations said on Thursday. In a statement, UN Environment Programme chief Achim Steiner called for a major boost to so-called clean industries.

UN: More than a billion trees planted in 2007

More than one billion trees have been planted around the world in 2007, with Ethiopia and Mexico leading in the drive to combat climate change, a United Nations report said Wednesday. The Nairobi-based UN Environment Programme said the mass tree planting will help mitigate effects of pollution and environmental deterioration.

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