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Need something really uplifting? Twin bros try to save Benin's trees with eco-friendly oven


With hard work and a little elbow grease, two brothers are trying to make eco-friendly gestures a part of everyday life in the small West African nation of Benin. They may be on the right path with their latest invention: a multifunction oven that could help slow down the widespread deforestation in the country.

Franck and Francis have made a name for themselves in Cotonou thanks to their work with Zacoza, a pioneering group dedicated to coming up with new inventions to help protect the environment. The group focuses in particular on fighting back against the rampant deforestation that has stripped Benin bare and left only 30% of the land covered with trees.

As well as coming up with new inventions themselves, they travel the length and breadth of Benin showing their fellow compatriots how to consume less. Their flagship product is an eco-friendly multifunction oven that can be used not only at home, but also at work on an industrial scale. They've named the project 'Atingan', a word that means 'the tree is saved' in Fon, a dialect widely spoken in Benin. Instead of relying on wood, the oven relies on an entirely new type of fuel: palm kernel shells.


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Our oven can be used to carry out a bunch of tasks. Obviously it can be used to cook, but it can also be hooked up to a home's pipe network to heat up water or to heat up a house in general. Everyone can use our product as they wish: traders have even adapted bigger models to cook poultry using as little energy as possible!




http://observers.france24.com/en/20151109-twin-brothers-benin-trees-oven


















It's possible that the attacks were not orchestrated by Syrian ISIS but

by a group of French ISIS sympathizers. Personally I think a group of French Islamist asshats got their pants in a knot over the death of Jehadi John and this was their knee jerk reaction. The fact that this happened on right after the assassination seems too much of a coincidence.

I don't see these attacks as something that the so-called caliphate would want as it is being pounded by Russians and losing territory. Is slaughtering 140 French people enough of a "win" given the size of the retaliation that will occur?

Innocent Syrian refugees fleeing these Islamist shitheads are also victims.

What a nightmare this must be for them as well as for the French. No good can come from this.
What next? Is Martial Law throughout the EU a possibility?
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