Articles tagged "desertification"

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How can cattle help us fight back desertification?

In this informative TED talk, biologist and environmentalist Allan Savory talks about the need to mimic nature - by using livestock. Challenging the belief that cattle grazing causes desertification, he claims we can even reduce atmospheric carbon levels to that of

March 10, 2013


Iraq is fighting desertification with planting thousands of trees

Increasingly frequent sandstorms and salinization of the land is one of major environmental problems of Iraq, where decades of conflict have exacted a terrible environmental toll. The country's environment ministry estimated in 2009 that 39 percent of Iraq's surface

June 14, 2012


Few hopes to save the most threatened bird in the Middle East

The Northern Bald Ibis (Geronticus eremita) is listed on the IUCN Red List as a “Critically Endangered” species on a global scale. It was rediscovered on a remote cliff of the Syrian desert in April 2002, following clues from local hunters and Bedouin nomads, in

March 26, 2011