25 May '11, 4pm

Liberia Barcodes Its Trees to Protect Rainforests...

The rainforests of Liberia, like rainforests most everywhere, are under threat from illegal logging. However, implementing a new technology involving barcodes could save the day. Fred Pearce of Yale e360 reports on Liberia's new technique. He notes that Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the European Union have signed a deal to strengthen the country's timber industry by requiring every harvestable tree and every log to have a barcode that tracks it from its original location to its final destination.

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treehugger.com 25 May '11, 4pm

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e360.yale.edu 23 May '11, 12pm

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