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We need to recover degraded lands all over Earth. A number of initiatives are demonstrating it is possible to recover deserts with trees. This is a collection that illustrates how these solutions are becoming viable and attractive.

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A calefação de ambientes nada mais é do que o aquecimento dos ambientes de forma rápida e segura. Novamind – Mind Mapping and Visual Thinking Tool. Technology. Bamboo: a powerful ally for land restoration. By Hans Friederich, Director General, International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR).

Bamboo: a powerful ally for land restoration

Bamboo can be a powerful ally for land restoration. This strategic resource thrives on problem soils and steep slopes, helps to conserve soil and water, and improves land quality. Its potential is significant – if its benefits are recognized by decision makers and planners. Bamboo is an asset to any landscape in which it appears.

When strategically placed, the plant forms part of an ‘ecological infrastructure’ that is increasingly acknowledged as a cost-effective way to restore degraded landscapes and adapt to risks posed by climate change. Firing up and running the Canadian National #6060 4-8-2 live steam locomotive. Plant morphology - Wikipedia. Scope[edit] Plant morphology "represents a study of the development, form, and structure of plants, and, by implication, an attempt to interpret these on the basis of similarity of plan and origin.

Plant morphology - Wikipedia

2. What We Can Do to Restore Vegetation to the Desert : Environmental Activities : Hitachi. In this section we talk to Mr.

2. What We Can Do to Restore Vegetation to the Desert : Environmental Activities : Hitachi

Yoshio Kitaura of the G-Net NPO that made it possible for the team from Hitachi Group to work as volunteers on the Horqin Desert Greening Project in China. Mr. Global Restoration Network » Case Studies. Restoration Research at Red Rock Canyon State Park Our efforts for this project were originally focused on the recovery of native annual species, which have been extremely slow to reappear in the more disturbed areas of the South Flat.

Global Restoration Network » Case Studies

Desert annuals in the Mojave are an important food source for the endangered desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) and other desert wildlife. Our initial objectives were also to evaluate micro-nutrient availability and mycorrhizal activity along a disturbance gradient and to use these findings to create a restoration scheme that would enhance the establishment of desert annuals. Restoring South Africa’s Desertified KarooThis project took place on my farm Frijnsfontein, which lies about 20 km from Klipdrift. Restoring Forests: An Opportunity for Africa. New research shows that Africa offers some of the greatest opportunities globally for restoring forests.

Restoring Forests: An Opportunity for Africa

This post originally appeared on Mongabay. Tropical forest news last week was dominated by Indonesia and Brazil. Forest clearing has surged over the past year in parts of the Amazon, the Brazilian Government reported. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s President signed a moratorium on cutting some intact forest areas, as part of a landmark billion-dollar deal with international donors. But new research shows that Africa offers some of the greatest opportunities globally for restoring forests. Investors are gathering this week in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, to learn more. With about half of the world’s original forest cover lost or degraded, interest is growing in planting trees to absorb carbon and to help communities better prepare for climate change. Restoration comes in various forms. Recent experience from West Africa sees farmers putting the theory into practice. “The Man Who Stopped the Desert”: What Yacouba Did Next. 14inShare Share By Devon Ericksen In the documentary film, “The Man Who Stopped the Desert,” a farmer named Yacouba Sawadogo struggles to maintain his livelihood in the increasingly harsh land of northern Burkina Faso.

“The Man Who Stopped the Desert”: What Yacouba Did Next

Part of Africa’s semi-arid Sahel region, Burkina Faso has suffered from desertification as over-farming, overgrazing, and overpopulation resulted in heavy soil erosion and drying. Where Deserts and Rainforests meet Speech LG16 5 12. Solar desalination of saline soil for afforestation in arid areas: numerical and experimental investigation.


Bat Guano: A Possible New Source for Paleoclimate Reconstructions. Over the ages, armies have fought wars over guano, a stinky, cockroach-infested treasure that’s rich in nitrogen and phosphate.

Bat Guano: A Possible New Source for Paleoclimate Reconstructions

Although still valued for its fertilization qualities, this natural resource—once used to make gunpowder—may offer a new application as a window into climate change. Scientists investigate past climates by studying substances that accumulate slowly over time. Trees, stalactites and stalagmites, peat, ice, lake sediments, ocean sediments, and corals all grow or accumulate in ways that reflect the environment surrounding them. Forest Man.

A incrível história do indiano que plantou sozinho uma floresta de 550 hectares e virou mini-doc. Em 2009, o fotógrafo e jornalista indiano Jitu Kalita quase foi atacado por um homem, enquanto andava por uma floresta na Majuli Island, no nordeste da Índia, perto da fronteira com o Butão.

A incrível história do indiano que plantou sozinho uma floresta de 550 hectares e virou mini-doc

Greening deserts

China green wall. Groasis Waterboxx. Planting & transplanting trees. Wake up before it is too late UN report. Making Earth Cooler. Scientists Seeking to Save World Find Best Technology Is Trees. (Bloomberg) -- Oxford University scientists, after a year of research, have determined the best technology to suck carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and try to reverse global warming.

Scientists Seeking to Save World Find Best Technology Is Trees

It’s trees. They considered methods ranging from capturing emissions from factories and power stations to extracting carbon dioxide directly from the air, and adding lime to oceans to increase their absorption of the gas, a study released on Tuesday showed. None were more promising than planting trees, or baking waste wood to form a type of charcoal that can be added to soil. Relative to other so-called Negative Emissions Technologies, afforestation and biochar are low-cost, have fewer uncertainties and offer other benefits to the environment, the research shows. Policy makers need to work to increase their use as they are the most encouraging of the possibilities through 2050, the scientists wrote. To contact the reporter on this story: Louise Downing in London at A City's Best Defense Against Climate Change? Its Trees, Wetlands, and Watersheds. Faced with aging infrastructure and extreme weather, mayors of American cities are moving to reconnect urban areas with nature to protect drinking water, coastlines, and air quality as climate change accelerates.

When a city incorporates natural infrastructure into its planning, it turns to living assets such as urban trees, wetlands, and watersheds to reduce pollutants and provide protection from storms and hurricanes. So effective is the strategy that the United States Conference of Mayors on Monday approved a resolution that encourages its 1,400 members to start building green bulwarks against climate change. Philadelphia, for instance, already is using green infrastructure to manage its storm water challenges. Dryland farming: crops tech for arid regions. Central Arid Zone Research Institute. Division of Natural Resources and EnvironmentDivision of Integrated Land Use Management and Farming Systems Division of Plant Improvement, Propagation and Pest Management Division of Livestock Production Systems & Range ManagementDivision of Agricultural Engineering for Arid Production Systems Division of Transfer of Technology, Training and Production Economics Division of Natural Resources and Environment Major Programmes.

Ecuador Breaks World Record for Planting Most Trees in One Day. I was reading through all the negativity and stupidity this morning while drinking my coffee and something said, ‘how about some good news?’ , so I typed in GOOD NEWS and found your site… Ahhh! John Longo. Plantar 1 bilhão de árvores por ano usando drones. Plantar 1 bilhão de árvores ao longo de um ano, usando drones. Esta é a ambiciosa meta da startup americana BioCarbon Engeneering, liderada por Lauren Fletcher, um ex-engenheiro da Nasa que agora estuda maneiras de utilizar a tecnologia para o bem da humanidade.

O plano se baseia nas estimativas da companhia de que 26 bilhões de árvores sejam derrubadas pela expansão urbana, enquanto somente 15 bilhões são replantadas por ano. "Vamos combater o desflorestamento em escala industrial com o reflorestamento em escala industrial", afirma Fletcher em um dos vídeos de divulgação. Startup vai usar drones para semear 1 bilhão de árvores por ano. Corte de madeira, mineração, agropecuária e a cada vez maior expansão dos centros urbanos em direção às florestas são responsáveis por levar ao chão aproximadamente 26 bilhões de árvores por ano.

Para reverter este cenário de destruição, o americano Lauren Fletcher sonha em fazer um replantio em escala industrial: semear 1 bilhão de árvores por ano usando drones. A decadência econômica do rio São Francisco. Roberto Malvezzi (Gogó) Rio São Francisco, em Manga-MG> Quirky Winds Fuel Brazil's Devastating Drought, Amazon's Flooding. In São Paulo, Brazil, which is suffering its worst drought in almost a century, Maria de Fátima dos Santos has lived for days at a time with no water, relying on what she had carefully hoarded in bottles.

But in the Bolivian Amazon, about 1,800 miles (2,897 kilometers) away, Nicolás Cartagena recalls the day almost a year ago when floodwaters rose to the thatched rooftops of Indian communities, destroying crops and washing away homes. The drought in South America's biggest city and the flooding in the Amazon are being triggered by the same wind-driven weather phenomenon that scientists say is probably a harbinger for more extreme water shortages and flooding across the continent. No one fully understands this boom-and-bust cycle, but meteorologist José Marengo says it has been triggered by a sprawling high-pressure system that settled stubbornly over southeastern Brazil. Brasil exporta cerca de 112 trilhões de litros de água doce por ano. Ele faz chover. Él hizo el proyecto más genial y posiblemente ilegal que he visto. El resultado es lo mejor. Este es el mejor proyecto “hazlo tú mismo” que verás hoy.

KUBO Ultra Clima - The Greenhouse For The Future. Pesquisas comprovam a importância da vegetação na produção de água. Pesquisas comprovam a importância da vegetação na produção de água Ilustração da pesquisa realizada por Maurício Ranzini. Soil Bio-Engineering for Erosion Control - Hatchet & Seed. The Need for Living Slopes.