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2008-11-11 17:00:00

A new United Nations report released Tuesday says ecotourism, solar energy, and even fish farms can create new jobs in arid regions of developing nations suffering from scarce supplies of water.

2008-09-30 09:45:00

China finds 14,000-km underground rivers in rock desert areas BEIJING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- A newly conducted geological survey has found more than 3,000 underground rivers with a total length of 14,000 kilometers in southwest China's rock desert areas.

2008-07-12 03:00:16

By Anonymous EXPERTS AGREE THAT an estimated 35 % of land that was cultivatable 50 years ago is now desert in 11 of Nigeria's northern states, but what they are not so sure about is why.

2008-06-19 09:00:28

China Exclusive: Massive program aims to hold back the deserts YINCHUAN, June 17 (Xinhua) -- China has started a massive ecological program in its arid northwest to prevent the desertification of Beijing and other areas.

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2007-06-27 21:25:00

Desertification represents one of the "greatest environmental challenge of our times" and could set off mass migrations of people fleeing degraded homelands, a United Nations report warned Thursday.

2007-05-29 12:00:24

Deforestation causes concern in Zimbabwe HARARE, May 23 (Xinhua) -- The destruction of forests in Zimbabwe is accelerating desertification, an official has said.

2006-06-05 09:40:00

The United Nations used World Environment Day on Monday to warn that the growth of deserts was a growing obstacle to ending poverty and a threat to peace.

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2006-06-05 09:20:00

The United Nations used World Environment Day on Monday to warn that the growth of deserts was a growing obstacle to ending poverty and a threat to peace.

2006-06-05 07:45:00

By Hamid Ould Ahmed ALGIERS (Reuters) - The United Nations used World Environment Day on Monday to warn that land turning to desert is a growing obstacle to ending poverty and a threat to peace.

2006-06-04 17:15:06

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) - From Australia to Zambia, activists mark World Environment Day on Monday with the United Nations warning that desertification was a main obstacle to ending poverty and can trigger conflicts.


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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