Desertification
Desertification is a type of land degradation in which a relatively dry land region becomes increasingly arid, typically losing its bodies of water as well as vegetation and wildlife. It is caused by ...
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Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation
Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged that the government's policy will be deforestation-free.
Deforestation
Deforestation, clearance or clearing is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a non-forest use. Examples of deforestation include conversion of forestland...
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Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation
Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged that the government's policy will be deforestation-free.
Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve
Mulanje Mountain Forest Reserve is a nature reserve founded in 1927 in Malawi. It is operated by the Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust.
The mountain is composed of syenite, quartz-syenite and gr...
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Exfoliation joint
Exfoliation joints or sheet joints are surface-parallel fracture systems in rock often leading to erosion of concentric slabs.
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United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification...
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification - Wikipedia
The Burning Season (2008 film)
The Burning Season is a documentary about the burning of rainforests in Indonesia which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2008. The main characters featured in the film are: Dorjee Sun from A...
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Environmental issues with war
The environmental impact of war focuses on the modernization of warfare and its increasing effects on the environment. Scorched earth methods have been used for much of recorded history. However, meth...
Peak wood
Holznot (German for wood shortage) is a historic term for an existing or imminent supply crisis of wood.
In particular, the concept was applied to Central Europe around the end of the 16th century...
Sarawak Report
Sarawak Report is an investigative journalism online news resource that offers "an alternative vision of justice, transparency and a fairer future in Sarawak." It is based in London.
Sarawak Repor...
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Rainforest Shmainforest
"Rainforest Shmainforest" is the 32nd episode of Comedy Central's animated series South Park. It originally aired on April 7, 1999. This episode features Jennifer Aniston providing the voice for Miss ...
Glacial striation
Glacial striations are scratches or gouges cut into bedrock by glacial abrasion.These scratches and gouges were first recognized as the result of a moving glacier in the late 1700s when Swiss alpinist...
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Plucking (glaciation)
Plucking, also referred to as quarrying, is a glacial phenomenon that is responsible for the erosion and transportation of bedrock especially large joint blocks. As a glacier moves down a valley, fric...
Plucking (glaciation) - Wikipedia
Certified wood
Certified wood and paper products come from responsibly managed forests – as defined by a particular standard. With third-party forest certification, an independent organization develops standards of ...
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River bank failure
River bank failure can be caused when the gravitational forces acting on a bank exceed the forces which hold the sediment together. Failure depends on sediment type, layering, and moisture content.All...
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Meander
A meander, in general, is a bend in a sinuous watercourse or river. A meander forms when moving water in a stream erodes the outer banks and widens its valley, and the inner part of the river has less...
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Hydraulic action
Hydraulic action is erosion that occurs when the motion of water against a rock surface produces mechanical weathering. Most generally, it is the ability of moving water (flowing or waves) to dislodge...
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is a United Nations observance each June 17. Its purpose is to highlight ways to prevent desertification and recover from drought. Each annual cel...
Tree-free paper
Tree-free paper or tree-free newsprint describes an alternative to wood-pulp paper by its raw material composition. It is claimed to be more eco-friendly considering the product's entire life cycle.So...