Latest Desertification Stories
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.
As the UN marked World Food Day earlier this week, international representatives convened in Korea to discuss ways to curb the loss of productive land to desertification.
The sand along the south-western coastal rim of Norway has drifted for more than 9000 calendar years.
Green Initiative Honored for Mobilizing 1 Million People to Plant 8.2M Trees CHICAGO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 30th at the 2010 Beyond Sport Summit hosted in Chicago, Project GreenHands was honored as winner of the "Sport for the Environment" award.
According to a study prepared for the environment ministry that was published Tuesday, Spain has warmed at a faster pace than other areas in the northern hemisphere over the past three decades.
Experts said at a water conference on Thursday that the desert is making a comeback in the Middle East, with fertile lands turning into barren wastes that could further destabilize the area.
"Despite improvements in the LCA, it has a methodological weakness, which is a lack of environmental impact categories to measure the effect of human activities such as cultivation or grazing on the soil", Montserrat NÃºÃ±ez, lead author and a researcher at the Institute of Agro Food Research and Technology (IRTA), tells SINC.
Weizmann Institute scientists show that in one kind of forest, its 'energy budget' includes significant reserves of heat.
A new scientific organisation is needed to monitor the commitments that will be made by developing countries at Copenhagen to cut their deforestation rates.
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 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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