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Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts.

An urban heat island (UHI) is a metropolitan area that is drastically warmer than its surrounding rural areas because of human activities.

Clearcutting, otherwise known as clearfelling, is a controversial forestry/logging practice in which the majority or all of the trees in an area are uniformly cut down.

Aquascaping is the art of arranging aquatic plants along with rocks, cavework, stones, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium.

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation.

Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by one or more combination of human-induced processes acting on the land.

Naturescaping is a term that is in reference to a method of landscape design and landscaping that allows people, as well as nature, to exist.

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location.

Overgrazing occurs when plants are unprotected to intensive grazing for extended periods of time, or without enough recovery periods.

The term plasticulture is in reference to the practice of utilizing plastic materials in agricultural applications.

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination.

Climate change is a substantial and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns over periods of time ranging from decades to millions of years.

The sea levels all around the world are rising. Current sea-level rise has the potential to affect human populations and the natural environment.

Ocean acidification is the name that was given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of Earth’s oceans, a cause of the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility.

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions.

Ecoscaping incorporates the disciplines of landscape architecture and spatial planning with environmental science and offers an innovative approach in forming a sustainable and nature friendly design and/or construction.

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater.

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, le...

Xeriscaping and Xerogardening refers to landscaping and gardening in ways that help reduce or even eliminate the need for irrigation. This practice is promoted in areas that do not have easily accessible fresh water supply. As climate patterns shift, m...