Is the Mediterranean Basin really a hotspot of environmental change?

Is the Mediterranean Basin really a hotspot of environmental change?

Joël Guiot, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) and Wolfgang Cramer, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) The Mediterranean basin, which includes the Mediterranean Sea and the countries it borders, is often referred to as a hotspot for climate change and biodiversity. This image is used to illustrate the multiple risks for the region, its people and […]

Forests, Forest Species and Ecosystems’ Key Role in Sustaining the Livelihoods of Hundreds of Millions of People, Particularly of Indigenous and Local Communities…

Originally posted on HUMAN WRONGS WATCH:
Human Wrongs Watch World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2021 Though World Wildlife Day is an annual celebration, wildlife conservation is an issue that needs attention and action every day. #DoOneThingToday to make a difference and help wildlife conservation. | PHOTO:World Wildlife Day/Gabe Wong 2 March 2021 (United Nations)* —…

Chinese researchers develop new machine for desert control

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
The self-developed machine plants the straws more efficiently in northwestern China’s Wuwei, Gansu Province, Aug. 5, 2019. /CFP http://www.china.org.cn/china/2021-02/05/content_77190102.htm and also : https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-02-05/Chinese-researchers-develop-new-machine-for-desert-control-XDCwiZrLva/index.html Chinese researchers have developed a walk-behind paving machine that can more efficiently “plant” straw nets in desert areas to combat desertification. The machine has proved capable of reducing…

Aouf Abdellah, CEO and Founder, GO Platform, Algeria

Originally posted on StartMENAUp:
Algeria and its potential has fascinated me for a while. It’s a huge country, with the largest population in the Maghreb (many of whom happen to speak at least two languages), a widespread diaspora, and an enormous youth bubble. The country seems ripe for disruptive startups, and yet, it’s lagged behind…

Africa climate change report reveals heat rising north and south, Sahel getting wetter

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/10/1076162 WMO/Cornel VermaakDrought in Africa will adversely impact the productivity of major cereal crops, says a report launched by WMO today. Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday, the first in a series of continent-by-continent…