The cleared land of Paraguay's Chaco forest produces everyday products like charcoal and leather that are sold abroad to consumers who may never know the unsavory origins of their purchases.
There are some big misconceptions about the charcoal sector and its role in environmental damage
Gas is cheaper, but charcoal continues to be the fuel of choice for most households in Mozambique's capital.
Air pollution from burning firewood and charcoal is the fourth-biggest killer in many countries.
Climate change and overfishing have destroyed livelihoods, so many locals have been forced into the forest.
While it was previously thought that charcoal remained in the soil where it was formed, a new discovery has been made that…