Rwanda’s forests used to have the same fate as woodlands elsewhere: on the skids. Between 1960 and 2000, the country’s forest areas declined by 65% while its growing population resulted in an increased demand for construction wood, firewood and grazing

Introduction Alick Bartholomew, author of The Spiritual Life of Water, describes four geologic periods when forests thrived on this planet. The first was the Carboniferous, 350 million years ago, when land vertebrates established. The second was the Jurassic, 170 million years

If you’ve seen recent headlines, you would think we are losing our first line of defence against climate change. According to the Economist, “The world is losing the war against climate change.” The Washington Post recently posited: “This is the

Nowadays we often come across headlines about “water security”, “water scarcity” and the “global water crisis”. The oxymoron is that we live on a planet that is rich in water resources, so why has our ability to access sufficient quantities

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