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  • Woodland Heists: Rising Energy Costs Drive Up Forest Thievery (Germany)

    01/20/2013 12:29:03 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 20 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 17JAN2013 | Renuka Rayasam
    With energy costs escalating, more Germans are turning to wood burning stoves for heat. That, though, has also led to a rise in tree theft in the country's forests. Woodsmen have become more watchful. With snow blanketing the ground, it's the perfect time of year to snuggle up in front of a fireplace. That, though, makes German foresters nervous. When the mercury falls, the theft of wood in the country's woodlands goes up as people turn to cheaper ways to heat their homes. ----clip---- The problem has been compounded this winter by rising energy costs. The Germany's Renters Association estimates...