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Image 1 - Climate Change To Blame For Dead African Trees
2011-12-12 10:20:24

Trees are dying in the Sahel, a region in Africa south of the Sahara Desert, and human-caused climate change is to blame, according to a new study led by a scientist at the University of California, Berkeley.

2011-06-13 13:04:01

A new study of how storms are generated could improve rainfall prediction in dry regions of Africa, where drought and short growing seasons are common.

2010-09-01 14:25:52

With a major famine unfolding in Niger and other countries of West Africa's dry Sahelian region, an agricultural scientist speaking here today at the African Green Revolution Forum announced new progress in disseminating an innovative system for irrigated vegetable production—a valuable option in a region that is highly dependent on subsistence rainfed cropping.

2010-06-16 22:10:27

Cyclical changes in atmospheric pressure and sea surface temperature in the North Atlantic Ocean affect drought in the Sahel region on the southern Sahara rim.

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2010-05-30 09:05:00

The Gadabeji Reserve's grass is paltry after a drought killed off last year's crops, leaving cattle too weak to stand and too skinny to sell.

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2009-08-25 14:50:00

Scientists said today at the 2nd World Congress of Agroforestry that a type of acacia tree with an unusual growth habit-unlike virtually all other trees-holds particular promise for farmers in Africa as a free source of nitrogen for their soils that could last generations.


Latest Sahel Reference Libraries

Red-fronted Gazelle, Eudorcas rufifrons
2012-05-23 13:53:20

The red-fronted gazelle (Eudorcas rufifrons) can be found mainly in the Sahel zone in the south Sahara desert. Its range is unevenly distributed across mid Africa, through Senegal to northeastern Ethiopia. It prefers habitats in wooded savannahs, arid grasslands, and steppes where shrub cover is abundant. There are currently five recognized subspecies of the red-fronted gazelle. Although it is not listed as a subspecies, one authority considers the Thomson’s gazelle to be a sixth...

African Grass Rat, Arvicanthis niloticus
2012-05-16 12:13:39

The African grass rat (Arvicanthis niloticus) can be found in the sudano-zambesian Savanna belt and the Sahel. Its range includes Benin, Burundi, Chad, the Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger, Kenya, Gambia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Uganda, and many other areas. It can also be found in Egypt, Yemen, and Algeria. This rat will live in dry, savannah areas as well as subtropical and tropical areas like, arable land, pasturelands, irrigated land, urban areas, and rural gardens....

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