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India's alarming loss of agricultural lands has global impact

A new analysis of satellite images shows that nearly 30 percent of India's agricultural land is turning into desert, and the rate of soil degradation is increasing at an alarming rate.

India's Modi seeks expanded irrigation as drought threatens

With monsoons expected to bring less rainfall than usual this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is seeking a quick fix to the problem, wanting to expand irrigation systems that would improve water usage.

In Inner Mongolia, nomads fight enemy of advancing desert Special

Chifeng - As the threat of desertification grows higher, a nomadic tribesman in Inner Mongolia is leading his community in their fight against the menace

Op-Ed: The Imminent Water Wars

It takes 1000 tons of water to produce 1 ton of grain and agriculture consumes almost 70 percent of the world's water - though only less than 30 percent in OECD countries.

Sahara Desert is crossing the Mediterranean - Europe at risk

An Italian environmental protection organization warns that the Sahara Desert is crossing the Mediterranean and risking the habitats of 6.5 million people that live along the shores.

Lesotho is suffering: does anybody care?

Lesotho, a landlocked mountain kingdom in southern Africa, only has 1.8-million residents. And 36 per cent of the population are expected to die of HIV-AIDS within the next 15 years. The overgrazed landscape is infertile. Is this little paradise dying?

Combating Desertification Could Help Tackle Other Global Crises

A senior United Nations environmental expert highlighted the “silent” crisis of desertification or land degradation which if approached properly, can help address food crisis, climate change.

World Day to Combat Desertification

"Desertificaton and Climate Change - One Global Challenge"

Africa's Lake Chad Receding into History

Global Warming has claimed another victim, one of the African continent's largest bodies of water has become a shadow of its former self.
 

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In Inner Mongolia  locals have joined hands with the forestry department to create green cover on sa...
In Inner Mongolia, locals have joined hands with the forestry department to create green cover on sand dunes
Satellite mapping really helps to show where land degradation is occurring in India.
Satellite mapping really helps to show where land degradation is occurring in India.
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Sand dune fixation underway in Inner Mongolia  China
Sand dune fixation underway in Inner Mongolia, China
Bao Yongxin  the farmer who has made fighting desertification the mission of his life.
Bao Yongxin, the farmer who has made fighting desertification the mission of his life.
In Inner Mongolia  China  nomads are planting drought-resistant shrub plant varieties to check rapid...
In Inner Mongolia, China, nomads are planting drought-resistant shrub plant varieties to check rapid desertification and sifting sand

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