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2014-10-17 23:03:18

Search Enables Scientific Best Practices to be More Easily Shared Frankfurt am Main (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Search Technologies, the leading IT services

2014-05-21 08:31:34

STEENBERGEN, The Netherlands, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Groasis invention, a biodegradable version of the proven successful Waterboxx, is the answer against desertification.

New Tree-planting Technique For Ecological Control Of Desert
2014-04-03 15:52:50

When planting seedlings of desert plants in the desert area under no irrigation condition, why is the survival rate so low and the growth is so poor?

Overgrazing Is Turning Parts Of Mongolian Steppe Into Desert
2013-09-06 13:27:48

Overgrazing by millions of sheep and goats is the primary cause of degraded land in the Mongolian Steppe, one of the largest remaining grassland ecosystems in the world, Oregon State University researchers say in a new report.

Climate Change May Have Positive Impact On Some Desert Plants
2012-10-10 09:15:25

Some plants in arid regions benefit from climate change

2012-01-30 11:48:56

An international team of researchers including Dr. Bertrand Boeken of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev suggest in a new study that plant biodiversity preservation is crucial to buffer negative effects of climate change and desertification in drylands.

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2012-01-28 14:07:01

This Envisat image shows part of central Morocco from the Atlantic Ocean to the west, over the Atlas mountains and into arid parts of Algeria further inland.

Diverse Ecosystems Are Crucial Climate Change Buffer
2012-01-13 04:37:10

Preserving diverse plant life will be crucial to buffer the negative effects of climate change and desertification in the world's drylands, according to a new landmark study.


Latest Desertification Reference Libraries

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

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. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Deforestation
2009-05-27 18:12:50

Deforestation is the act or process of removing trees from forested lands by cutting or burning. There are many reasons for deforestation. Logs are sold as a commodity and cleared lands can be used for pastures and human settlements. The damage caused by deforestation, however, can be great. If land is not somewhat reforested it can cause damage to habitats for wildlife and other plant life, affect the aridity of the region, and possibly encourage degradation into wasteland. Due to negligent...

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