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Coverage of desertification since October 26, 2020.

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New FAO report highlights urgent need to restore Africa’s degraded landscape

"...Moreover, Africa’s drylands are increasingly more vulnerable to climate change and their restoration is a priority for adaptation and building resilient and sustainable food systems..."

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‘Mayhem': Severe wildfires could threaten water supply for communities, expert warns Globalnews.ca

"...“You already have less water, it's already stretched pretty thin, and you have suddenly this huge input of water, but of pretty bad water quality, usually, after a large and severe fire,” said Robinne, adding any drinking water would be treated to Canadian standards but it's costly to purify water polluted by wildfire. It could be “mayhem” to go though a cycle of drought, wildfires, heavy rains and drought again, said Robinne, “because the pressure on the water resource would become so high that I can't even imagine what it would mean in terms of water supply for communities. ”..."

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Severe wildfires could affect community watersheds, says forest service researcher

"...In a worst-case scenario that could lead to flash floods and flowing debris and it's likely to affect how much drinking water is available to a community and when, said Robinne, with drought compounding the potential impact of wildfire..."

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Land repair vital for survival

"...Restoration of degraded drylands is urgently needed to mitigate climate change, reverse desertification and secure livelihoods for the two billion people who live there, experts warn in a major new paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution..."

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When resistance is futile, new paper advises RAD range of conservation options

"...Major ecosystem changes like sea-level rise, desertification and lake warming are fueling uncertainty about the future. Many initiatives - such as those fighting to fully eradicate non-native species, or to combat wildfires - focus on actively resisting change to preserve a slice of the past..."

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Global BECCS potential is largely constrained by sustainable irrigation

"...The study was based on simulations with a spatially explicit representation of bioenergy crop plantations and water cycle in an internally consistent model framework. To quantitatively determine the constraints of irrigation water resources, the researchers designed distinct irrigation ways (unlimited irrigation, sustainable irrigation, and no irrigation) with bioenergy crops planted on land scenarios with strict land protections to prevent adverse effects on biodiversity, food production, land degradation, and desertification due to large-scale land conversion..."

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Extreme events: Ecosystems offer cost effective protection

"...As reported in the article published by the journal Nature Sustainability, researchers assessed the state of knowledge on the role ecosystems play in reducing the disaster risk: from the management of wildfires to the mitigation of flooding in urban areas through the implementation of green design, from the use of vegetation on steep slopes to cost-effectively reduce mountain hazards - such as mudslides and avalanches - to the management of stormwater..."

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Research suggests ways to tackle water security challenges in world's drylands

"...The research - published ahead of World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on 17 June 2021 - examines recent and projected climate change impacts on water security across the world's drylands up to the year 2100..."

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Vineyards Are Uprooting China’s Great Green Wall

"...Yangguan Forestry Farm replaced and improved degraded forests over the years according to related laws and rules, Tian Baohua, deputy director of the Gansu Forestry and Grassland Administration, told Chinese media in January..."

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Climate change in antiquity: mass emigration due to water scarcity

"...The oasis-like Faiyum region, roughly 130 km south-west of Cairo, was the breadbasket of the Roman Empire. Yet at the end of the third century CE, numerous formerly thriving settlements there declined and were ultimately abandoned by their inhabitants. Previous excavations and contemporary papyri have shown that problems with field irrigation were the cause..."

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FROM THE FIELD: The microscopic creatures helping build Africa’s Great Green Wall

"...The UN Secretary-General has called for “a new contract for nature” to address ongoing global challenges connected to land degradation, such as forced migration, hunger and climate change..."

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Photovoltaics industry can help meet Paris agreement targets

"...WASHINGTON, October 27, 2020 -- To meet the Paris Agreement's daunting goal of preventing Earth's average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (3. 6 degrees Fahrenheit) above its level in preindustrial times, one of the best options for the energy economy will involve a shift to 100% renewable energy using solar energy and several other clean energy sources..."

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Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about desertification.

1Treellion.org: Tree planting, with Tali Orad

"...#climate #trees #trilliontrees #biodiversity #nature #treeplanting #trees #restoration #1treellion ..."

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Climate change in Romania | DW Documentary

"...What’s already happening in Oltenia is also threatening other parts of Europe, as the continent feels the effects of climate change: one summer of drought after another, with serious consequences for both environment and agriculture..."

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Megaprojects: Terraforming The Sahara | Answers With Joe

"...A team of researchers have figured out how to turn the Sahara desert into lush, green farmland..."

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What Do We Do With Nuclear Waste? | Nuclear Hope | Spark

"...In the 1950s and 60s, nuclear energy programs started with great optimism and excitement for the future..."

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Academic Research

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Sustainable grazing land management to protect ecosystem services

"...Sustainable grazing land management (SGLM) is crucial to prevent land degradation and support food security and human well-being and may contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation..."

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Usefulness of Surface Water Retention Reservoirs Inspired by ?Permaculture Design?: A Case Study in Southern Spain Using Bucket

"...Moreover, modelling-based scenario analyses can help better understand the dynamics and extent of its potential in establishing an effective and economically viable land restoration process for the region, taking into account climate change projections of increasing desertification in the Mediterranean basin, thereby contributing to the water-soil-food nexus, addressing sustainable development goals (SDGs) related to food (2), water (6), responsible consumption and production (12), climate action (13) and life on land (15)..."

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What Is Happening to the World?s Coral Reefs?

"...The consequences of local and regional activities are vast, including the ever-expanding impacts of environmental pollutants, coastal development, land-use in the watersheds, and even desertification in distant places that result in dust and smoke plumes that cross oceans and carry microbes..."

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Ethical issues and legal principles regarding joint management of shared river basins in the context of climate change and wate

"...Furthermore, the effects of climate change on river ecosystems in the Mediterranean region?namely drought, water scarcity, desertification, flooding, heat waves, soil salinization, invasive species?are leading to larger water stress periods and an overall reduction of ecosystem services..."

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Matching institutionalized expertise with global needs: Boundary organizations and hybrid management at the science-policy inter

"...Yet, in intergovernmental settings, studies aimed at understanding the relation between science and policy have predominantly focused on the fields of climate change and biodiversity..."

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Metal-based nanomaterials for efficient CO2 electroreduction: Recent advances in mechanism, material design and selectivity

"...Increasing global demands for energy supply have accelerated fossil fuel consumption, triggering a gradual increase in atmospheric CO2, leading to adverse environmental effects of global warming, desertification and ocean acidification..."

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Climate Changings: New Paradigms of Contemporary Architecture

"...Zero land consumption/bio-remediation; Building within the built, leaving nature its time to react; Bioclimatic architecture that produces energy rather than consume it; Architecture and Nature, the architecture as prostheses of nature; Cooperation between constellations of cities as opposed to competition between metropolises - decentralization against desertification; Flexibility and reversibility of Architecture using recyclable materials? reuse and prudent recovery; Architecture?s new ethic..."

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Spatio?temporal rainfall trend anomalies in Vidarbha region using historic and predicted data: a case study

"...The present study aims to determine the temporal variations of rainfall trend in the Vidarbha region, India as a prerequisite for the flood?drought optimization of the area..."

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Smart Agriculture Solution Based on IoT and TVWS for Arid Regions of the Central African Republic

"...This solution would strengthen the Central African Republic's economy and help develop sustainable agriculture to meet the urgent needs of the population threatened by famine..."

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Remote Sensing Sensors and Recent Techniques in Desertification and Land Degradation Mapping??A Review

"...Vegetal degradation, soil erosion, salinity and alkalinity, deforestation, changes in land cover are a few factors, which raise the severity of desertification and land degradation..."

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Effect of land cover change on total SOC and soil PhytOC accumulation in the karst subtropical forest ecosystem, SW China

"...Conclusions The results of the present study provided scientific bases for further evaluating the carbon sink capacity of soil PhytOC in the karst ecosystem, in SW China, and have important values in the reduction of carbon emission and increase of carbon sink to combat the global warming..."

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