Monthly Archives: December 2014

What is desertification and its UN-Convention ?

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Source (marked with highlights): UNCCD Facts and figures, Causes, Impact, Poverty, Sustainable Development EXCERPT Desertification is a phenomenon that ranks among the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Yet most people haven’t heard of it or…

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Desertification in Nigeria

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Source (marked with highlights): Daily Independent 11 Northern states affected by drought, desertification –NESREA Director General of the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), Mrs Ngeri Benebo, has urged Nigerians to support implementation of…

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Family gardens in the Sahara desert (Willem Van Cotthem)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Thanks to an initiative of UNICEF ALGERIA in 2005-2007 a huge number of family gardens (kitchen gardens) have been created in the Tindouf region (S.W. Algeria). Here is one of my pictures taken in October 2007.…

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Chinese Great Green Wall is finally starting to reverse the desertification (Google / China Topix)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://www.chinatopix.com/articles/28210/20141215/china-s-great-green-wall-is-finally-holding-back-the-desert-great-green-wall-three-north-shelter-forest-program-gobi-desert-desertification-minghong-tan-xiubin-li-institute-of-geographical-scie.htm Great Green Wall of China is Finally Holding Back the Desert Michael A. Katz After decades of growth and patience, a massive swath of trees planted across bone-dry…

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Changing interactions between the land surface and the atmosphere (Google / Springer)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Read at : Google Alerts – desertification http://springer.libdl.ir/article/10.1007/BF00546882 Identification and observation of desertification processes with the aid of measurements from space: Results from the European Field Experiment in Desertification-threatened Areas (EFEDA) Hans-Jürgen Bolle Abstract The ECHIVAL…

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