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The UN Finds 25% Of World's Land Highly Degraded
2011-11-30 07:08:49

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has issued a report about the state of the world´s agricultural land. In the report - the State of the World´s Land and Water Resources for Food and Agriculture (SOLAW) - they reported that in order to keep up with the world´s growing population, food production systems, land, and water resources have been put at risk. The report says that agriculture has made tremendous gains over the last 50 years. The world´s...

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2010-05-14 14:36:29

Computational modeling techniques provide new and vast opportunities to the field of archaeology. By using these techniques, archeologists can develop alternative computerized scenarios that can be compared with traditional archaeological records, possibly enhancing previous findings of how humans and the environment interact. An article published in the April 2010 issue of the journal American Antiquity by researchers at Arizona State University and North Carolina State University describes...

2009-09-23 08:05:31

Scientists gather in Buenos Aires to find a way forward for agriculture in vast dry areas, where the poor are most vulnerable to land degradation and climate change As climate change negotiators continue to skirt the role of agricultural land use in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, top scientists working on land management in the world's vast dry areas will gather this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, determined to make the case that thwarting desertification in drylands is viable and also...

2005-10-24 11:47:30

By Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) - African governments and donors on Monday launched an ambitious plan to fight desertification, which causes chronic food shortages and threatens to drive millions from their homes in coming decades. The so-called Terrafrica partnership aims to attract at least $4 billion over 12 years to improve the sharing of ideas about how best to combat land degradation, officials told a news conference in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. "Its objectives are to...


Latest Land degradation Reference Libraries

Land Degradation
2013-04-02 09:20:15

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. It is also the gradual destruction or reduction of the quality and quantity of human activities, animal activities or natural means. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or unwanted. Natural hazards are not included in the causes; however, human activities can indirectly affect...

Soil Salinity
2013-04-01 11:15:13

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination. Salt is a natural element of water and soils. Salination can be a result of natural processes such as the gradual withdrawal of an ocean or mineral weathering. It can be caused by artificial processes such as irrigation as well. Soils that are affected by salt are a result of excess accumulation of salts, normally most obvious at the surface of the soil. Salts can be...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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