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Coverage of land resources since January 28, 2021.

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U.S. House Hearing on the National Security Implications of Climate Change in the Arctic 

"...· The Arctic will see both competition and collaboration among the United States, Russia and China as climate change continues to affect both maritime and land resources, such as loss of sea ice, increased land erosion, rising sea levels, wildfires, and permafrost melting, all of which have implications for U. S. national security..."

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VIDEO: Bulkley Valley forestry workers rally over concern about old-growth deferrals

"...On Nov. 18, dozens of logging trucks and other vehicles made three loops of Smithers from Pacific Inland Resources via Railway Ave. , Toronto Street, Hwy 16 and Tatlow Rd..."

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Victoria appeals rescinding of forest fire costs assessment

"...The company was also ordered to pay $84,937 for the value of the Crown timber and other forest land resources damaged or destroyed and  $46,223 for the government’s reforestation and silviculture costs..."

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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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Coulson helicopter brought in from California to fight Interior wildfires

"...The Port Alberni-based Coulson company made its mark in fire fighting in B. C. with its massive Martin Mars water tankers..."

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Lytton First Nation asking for CN to work with them amid wildfire recovery: acting chief

"...CN was ultimately fined more than $16. 6 million in damages and fines for that fire. The amount included nearly $9..."

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Problems with dryers, filters delay bio-solids shipments, as Hartland dumping continues

"...Harris said the consortium running the new sewage treatment facilities — Hartland Resource Management Group, which includes the firms Bird Capital, Bird Construction, Maple Reinders and Synagro Technologies — is confident it has identified problems with the system, which should be fixed in a few weeks. He said portable drum dryers are an option in getting the bio-solids into shape for shipping..."

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Sewage plant bio-solids fail to meet standard, goes into landfill instead

"...A pipe system moves raw sewage to the McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Esquimalt, where 108 megalitres of wastewater per day is treated. The resulting solid waste is shipped 18 kilometres via pipeline to Hartland..."

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Differences in national food security best explained by household income, not agriculture

"...One of the most comprehensive statistical analyses of drivers of food insecurity across 65 countries has concluded that household income consistently explains more discrepancy in food security than any other factor, including agricultural land resources and production. The Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth study, "Cross-national analysis of food security drivers: comparing results based on the Food Insecurity Experience Scale and Global Food Security Index," was recently published by the peer-reviewed journal Food Security..."

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Canada and Germany sign deal to cooperate on green energy innovation and trade

"...Wind turbines stand in a wind farm in the Soenke-Nissen-Koog at the North Sea in Bordelum in the sunrise Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Canada and Germany have agreed to work together on green energy innovation and trade as they attempt to reach the goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP) Canada and Germany sign deal to cooperate on green energy innovation and trade..."

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Grants help cover cost of shipping waste wood

"...Westland Resources of Terrace has a $216,158 contract with the Forest Enhancement Society of B. C. (FESBC) to top up the cost of shipping fibre to the Harmac Pacific pulp mill near Nanaimo while NorthPac Forestry Group, also in Terrace, has a $279,749 contract to help ship out waste from the Kispiox area in the Hazeltons..."

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Prosopis juliflora acutely reduces water resources in Ethiopia, costing rural livelihoods

"...Prosopis juliflora seriously diminishes water resources in the Afar Region of Ethiopia, consuming enough of this already scarce resource to irrigate cotton and sugarcane generating some US$ 320 million and US$ 470 million net benefits per year..."

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Tropical Biological Natural Resource Management Through Integrated Bio-Cycles Farming System

"...Information about agroecosystem, life cycle assessment, biowaste, bioenergy, bioeconomy on tropical natural resources would give valuable concepts for sustainable development of smart tropical agroecosystem management..."

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Geospatial Technologies for Crops and Soils: An Overview

"...Major applications of geospatial technologies related to crops and soils are crop inventory and monitoring, crop production estimates and forecasting, crop growth simulation modeling, crop yield estimation, precision agriculture, soil mapping, land degradation assessment, soil erosion assessment, soil quality assessment, digital soil mapping, digital terrain modeling, soil-landscape modeling, land use/land cover mapping, agricultural land use planning, etc..."

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Land Footprint Management and Policies

"...Weightage on land area, land quality was given for estimation of land footprint for various types of land uses in the form of cropland, deforestation, and grassland ecosystem..."

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Eco-engineering for Climate Change?Floating to the Future

"...Ecological engineering is an evolving discipline with the aim of building more resilient and safer coastal and marine structures for people and nature, while maximizing ecosystems, social, and economical benefits..."

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Spatial-temporal variations of ecological vulnerability in the Tarim River Basin, Northwest China

"...As the largest inland river basin of China, the Tarim River Basin (TRB), known for its various natural resources and fragile environment, has an increased risk of ecological crisis due to the intensive exploitation and utilization of water and land resources..."

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The Microclimatic Effects of Ecological Restoration in Brownfield based on Remote Sensing Monitoring: The Case Studies of Landfi

"...Landfills, as a type of brownfield distributed in the highly populated areas, occupy massive land resources..."

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Contamination of rice crop with potentially toxic elements and associated human health risks?a review

"...Production of rice, a major staple food crop, should be maintained both quantitatively and qualitatively to assure global food security..."

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Agrovoltaics: Step towards sustainable energy-food combination

"...Keeping in view the concern of the growing population and threats to food security, APV, which is a synergistic combination of photovoltaics and crop cultivation is being advocated..."

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Analysis of landscape spatial pattern changes in urban fringe area: a case study of Hunhe Niaodao Area in Shenyang City

"...For the overall development of urban fringe area, it is advocated to make full use of land resources, strengthen the correct judgment and forecast of urban population and economy, formulate the correct urban boundary strategy for sustainable development, avoid the ecological environment problems faced by excessive land development, and realize the ?Rational expansion? of cities..."

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Feasibility of coupling pv system with long-distance water transfer: A case study of china's “South-to-North water div

"...Within this context, this study attempts to make full use of local solar energy resource and upper space of water channel to construct an on-channel photovoltaic (PV) system..."

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Can we locate shrimp aquaculture areas from space? – A case study for Thailand

"...However, shrimp production can be accompanied by environmental impacts, such as land cover changes associated with pond construction, or the degradation of coastal areas through pollution..."

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