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Dealing with drought: how fog collectors are providing trees with water in Spain
Scientists in the Canary Islands and Portugal are collecting water from fog to enable reforestation of degraded landscapes

Stephen Burgen

26, Aug, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Indian mystic Sadhguru on 100-day motorbike mission to save soil
Yoga guru will visit dozens of countries en route from London to India to highlight threat to one of nature’s greatest resources

Anna Turns

19, Mar, 2022 @10:30 AM

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New head of Unesco world heritage centre wants to put Africa on the map
Lazare Eloundou Assomo wants to address imbalance that sees rich countries benefit and protect sites threatened by climate crisis

Lizzy Davies

20, Dec, 2021 @8:30 AM

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From 1m trees to a tree graveyard: how Dubai’s conservation plans went awry
Hundreds of thousands of trees have died after costly real estate projects thwarted attempts to halt desertification

Richa Syal

24, Aug, 2021 @10:20 AM

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Africa's Great Green Wall just 4% complete halfway through schedule
Report calls for more support if plan to plant 100m hectares of vegetation is to be realised

Jonathan Watts Global environment editor

07, Sep, 2020 @4:57 PM

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Ancient fish dinners chart Sahara’s shift from savannah to desert
Bones of fish eaten by humans thousands of years ago offer clue to region’s ancient climate

Nicola Davis

19, Feb, 2020 @7:00 PM

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Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day to help tackle climate crisis
National ‘green legacy’ initiative aims to reduce environmental degradation

Anna Ploszajski

29, Jul, 2019 @4:03 PM

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Water shortages to be key environmental challenge of the century, Nasa warns
Freshwater supplies have already seriously declined in 19 global hotspots – from China to the Caspian Sea – due to overuse, groundbreaking study shows

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

16, May, 2018 @5:00 PM

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Land degradation threatens human wellbeing, major report warns
More than 3.2bn people are already affected and the problem will worsen without rapid action, driving migration and conflict

Jonathan Watts in Medellín

26, Mar, 2018 @1:30 PM

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'If the land isn't worked, it decays': Tunisia's battle to keep the desert at bay
With vast swaths of Tunisia’s countryside turning to desert, the race is on to ensure there is land left to cultivate

Simon Speakman Cordall in El Fahs

13, Oct, 2017 @11:11 AM

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Will Africa’s Great Green Wall discourage migration to Europe?
By 2020, 60 million people from sub-Saharan Africa are expected to migrate because of desertification. The Great Green Wall is a $8bn project restoring degraded land. But will it encourage people to stay or earn the money to go?

Jill Filipovic

19, Jul, 2017 @8:54 AM

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TE Lawrence dust-storm notes enlighten weather crews 100 years on
Weatherwatch A ferocious whirling haboob that beset Lawrence of Arabia east of the Red Sea offers Met Office insight into strange storms

Kate Ravilious

16, May, 2017 @8:30 PM

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