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Ethiopia: Planting Hope in Trees

May 9, 2013
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In the past half century, Ethiopia has ravaged more than 90 percent of its forests. Reforestation campaigns are now sowing new hope on the Ethiopian highlands. France 24 went out to Ethiopia to find out more.

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Deutsche Welle (June 24, 2013) — Egypt is casting worried looks towards the south. Ethiopia is currently building the biggest dam in Africa on the Blue Nile River, close to the border with Sudan. The plan is to use the river's vast masses of water to create energy.That could cause water shortages further up the river in Egypt, but Ethiopia says it needs to use its resources to help economic growth and attract foreign investors.
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Ethiopia's Iconic Black-Maned Lions Fading Fast

Ethiopia's Iconic Black-Maned Lions Fading Fast

AFP (Mar. 9, 2015) — In the face of a shrinking natural environment Ethiopia's iconic black-maned lions are dwindling in number, which is why the Born Free Ethiopia Wildlife Sanctuary has its work cut out to protect these big cats from extinction. Duration: 02:48 Video provided by AFP
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Can Carbon Trading Save African Forests?

Can Carbon Trading Save African Forests?

GlobalPost (Aug. 1, 2011) — Through the disaster of climate change groups and governments are tackling a mountain of paper work, planting trees and trying to capture a part of the growing carbon economy.
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California's Ancient Redwood Trees Under Attack

California's Ancient Redwood Trees Under Attack

AP (Apr. 13, 2014) — California forest managers are trying to stop chainsaw-wielding poachers who are targeting ancient redwood trees in national and state parks. The thieves are cutting off the trees' burls - knobby growths prized for their rich wood grains. (April 14) Video provided by AP
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