Desertification

Disappearing Cerrado: 'Brazil's great untold environmental disaster' - audio slideshow

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Disappearing Cerrado: 'Brazil's great untold environmental disaster' - audio sli
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Photographer Peter Caton talks about his visit to the Cerrado – the world's largest savannah. It contains 5% of the world's biodiversity, but is being destroyed at an incredible rate to make way for monocultures that may have devastating long-term effects.

During his trip, Caton worked with local Brazilian environmental group ISPN and WWF on their campaign calling for UK supermarkets to source sustainable soya

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CLIMATE CHANGE: How rivers will behave

The outlook for the Limpopo is dry
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PRETORIA, 14 November 2011 (IRIN) - Soaring temperatures and erratic rains brought on by a changing climate may radically alter water flows in the world’s major river basins, including the Limpopo in southern Africa, forcing people to give up farming in some areas, says a new study.
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World On The Edge: Quick Facts

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January 25, 2011

We are facing issues of near-overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency. Can we think systemically and fashion policies accordingly? Can we change direction before we go over the edge? Here are a few of the many facts from the book to consider:

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Shaping The Future Of The High Plains’ Water Supply

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Contact: Layne Cameron, University Relations, Office: (517) 353-8819, Cell: (765) 748-4827, layne.cameron@ur.msu.edu; David Hyndman, Geological Sciences, Office: (517) 353-4442, ... Read more about Shaping The Future Of The High Plains’ Water Supply

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UN Fights To Save The Planet From Ever-Expanding Deserts

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by Yana Marull FORTALEZA, Brazil, Aug 16, 2010 (AFP) - The United Nations Monday launched a campaign to save the planet from deserts that are threatening a third of the planet along with the livelihoods of more than a billion people.

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