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  • Malawi's growing population depends on forests for wood or charcoal for cooking, but these forests are being cleared for agriculture, which 80 percent of Malawians rely on to support themselves. To combat this potentially disastrous trend, Malawi's government plans to pay its young people to plant trees.

  • Before plastics became nature's enemy — back in the mid-19th century — they were meant to be nature's friend. Here and now, plastics have become civilization's frenemy. Businesses need to adjust to that.

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