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'''Charcoal''' [[production methods]] are serious ecological problem in many countries.  They are one of the worst causes of [[deforestation]]:
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'''Charcoal''' production is one of the worst [[deforestation]] problems; 
  
 
In [[Haiti]] for instance, only 2% of the forests still stand, rivers are clogged with silt, and even ocean fish are hard to find near the river outflows.  Charcoal is made by cutting down trees, burning the wood (which loses most of its energy) into charcoal, which is then solid in a market.
 
In [[Haiti]] for instance, only 2% of the forests still stand, rivers are clogged with silt, and even ocean fish are hard to find near the river outflows.  Charcoal is made by cutting down trees, burning the wood (which loses most of its energy) into charcoal, which is then solid in a market.
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Some [[bush school]]s are operated by French and Canadian ecologists in the last remaining bits of forest, far from the cities.  However, even these are showing serious strains.  500 children bring sticks each day and put on a pile, and this wood is used to cook their lunch.  This is a symbol both of cooperating and of low impact methods of gathering fuel that waste far less.
 
Some [[bush school]]s are operated by French and Canadian ecologists in the last remaining bits of forest, far from the cities.  However, even these are showing serious strains.  500 children bring sticks each day and put on a pile, and this wood is used to cook their lunch.  This is a symbol both of cooperating and of low impact methods of gathering fuel that waste far less.
 
[[Slavery]] is also sometimes involved in charcoal production, e.g. to produce rolled [[steel]] in [[Brazil]].  Most final packaged product producers simply do not know about this [[comprehensive outcome]] of their use of charcoal and products made with it.
 

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