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Plant Production Could Drop As Climate Change Affects Soil Nutrients
2013-10-31 15:27:06

Northern Arizona University As drylands of the world become even drier, water will not be the only resource in short supply. Levels of nutrients in the soil will likely be affected, and their imbalance could affect the lives of one-fifth of the world’s population. That includes people living in Arizona, who may be in for a dustier future. The findings are presented in a study published in Nature that details how soil changes may occur and discusses the implications. Co-author...

2013-09-25 08:23:24

WINDHOEK, Namibia, Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mr. Wang Wenbiao, Board Chairman of China ELION Resource Group, received the first "Global Dryland Champion" award from the U.N. on the 23(rd) at Windhoek (Capital of Namibia) during the Eleventh UNCCD Conference of the Parties. In the award ceremony, Mr. Wang Wenbiao received the heavy medal from the hand of Mr. Luc Gnacadja, the Executive Secretary General of UNCCD Organization. (Photo:...


Latest Drylands 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...

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