Tag Archives: vegetation

Soya to grow with 2,4-D

Crops genetically modified (GM, genetically engineered) to resist Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup (glyphosate) aren’t the only GM crops designed to be grown with weedkiller. GRAIN tells us about a new such crop. It’s a soya (soybean, Glycine max) designed to be … Continue reading

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Knowing what’s on the land

The Global Land Cover Network (GLCN) exists to bring together all that’s known about what’s covering the land, everywhere there is land to be covered. This very ambitious project involves the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and others. … Continue reading

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Scientists Say Increase In Vegetation In The World’s Desert Regions Is Most Likely Caused By High Levels of Carbon Dioxide

Originally posted on Emerging Truth:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2334723/Dramatic-rise-plant-growth-worlds-deserts-rising-C02-levels.html Dramatic rise in plant growth in world’s deserts could be down to rising C02 levels Researchers studied satellite images between 1982 and 2010 Regions which have seen a rise in plant growth include Africa,…

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Corralling cattle to improve the productivity of pasture lands affected by termites

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Typical degradation of rangelands in Uganda’s cattle corridor Researchers from the Department of Animal Science in Makerere University were excited, and with good reason, as they surveyed pasture land that had been corralled off in…

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Want to green the world’s deserts? Do the unthinkable: Put livestock back on them — Allan Savory

Originally posted on ILRI Clippings:
Watch this new provocative 22-minute TedTalk by Allan Savory on ‘How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change’. Alan Savory, a Zimbabwean-born biologist/ecologist and rangelands specialist, gives environmentalists pause in a recent TedTalk,…

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Protecting nature’s harvest

This is my 500th post on this blog. I’ll use it to honour Global Food Security by inviting you to read what two of the authors there, Richard Pywell and Ben Woodcock, say about the value of native wildlife on … Continue reading

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