Monthly Archives: August 2015

“Grassification” of desert shrublands

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Energy flow and the “grassification” of desert shrublands by Julio L. Betancourt in http://www.pnas.org/content/112/31/9504.short?rss=1 Extract ? In our directionally and continuously changing world, history still matters, and it does so in increasingly novel and important ways. Human…

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Combating urban desertification: Trees and Health App

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
? Tool shows where cities need trees most by Megan Treacy Urban tree mapping has become a popular thing and for good reason. Studies have shown that not only does living near trees make our bodies healthier…

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Can smallholders mitigate global warming? ‘Livestock live talk’ at ILRI, 14 Aug 2013

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Smallholder food producers in the developing world are most at risk of global warming. A World Bank report, Turn down the heat, released 19 Jun 2013, says Africa and Asia, home to most of the world’s…

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Alleviating poverty with tree planting

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Photo credit: Tree Aid TREE AID CEO John Moffett and Tadessa Gitana visit tree nursery in Wof Washa Tree planting helps lift people out of poverty in Ethiopia. Tree Aid by Sergio Zedda TREE AID has supported…

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