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Time of Year Important in Projections of Climate Change Effects on Ecosystems

 

Results of study on prairie grasslands show differences across the months. Does it matter whether long periods of hot weather, such as last year's heat wave that gripped the U.S. Midwest, happen in June or July, August or September?  Scientists studying the subtle effects of heat waves and droughts say that when such weather events happen makes a big difference.

 


Badwater Basin: Death Valley Microbe Thrives There: Discovery may lead to novel biotech and nanotech uses

Scientists Dennis Bazylinski and colleagues at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) sluice through every water body they can find in Nevada looking for new forms of microbial magnetism.


Water and Sanitation Related Diseases and the Environment: Challenges, Interventions and Preventive Measures

The drought and famine once again blighting the Horn of Africa brings with it an unwelcome reminder that for all of mankind’s achievements we are yet to eradicate the scourge of poverty or to provide clean water, sanitation or basic health care for the world’s most desperate people.


United Nations (UN) Launches Decade-Long Efforts to Tackle Desertification

The United Nations is launching the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010-2020) today, 16 August 2010 , a 10-year long effort to raise awareness and action to improve the protection and management of the world's drylands.


Tamarix, a natural resource on which the communities depend for fuelwood, tools, and basket making.

Tamarix is a natural resource on which the communities depend for fuelwood, tools, and basket making. In an effort to re-establish groundwater recharge, rejuvenate soil conditions, reduce waterlogging effects and salinization, and restore Tamarix populations, four counties have joined forces to implement the Tamarix project, including Cele, Yutian, Mingfeng, and Jiashi, an integrated approach to agricultural production and forest rehabilitation in dryland regions.


World Vision International (WVI) restoration and protection project in the Louga region

Efforts to address both economic and ecological conditions of the people living in drought stricken regions of Senegal.


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