Water Is Life. But by ignoring the need to let rainfall refresh the soil and build up the water table, we are creating disasters all over the world through droughts and floods. The remedy is surprisingly simple: vegetation. When the … Continued
“It’s possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems.” Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits for people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally.
from the Guardian The Golden State has suffered four parched years, but the land could be too dry to absorb heavy rains anticipated this winter Vast swathes of forest are so brittle and bone-dry that they burn up in an instant. … Continued
September 11th, Amritapuri: Amma has presented a cheque for the equivalent of $15 million (£9.73 million) for the construction of toilets in the poorest villages surrounding the Ganga River, as part of the Clean India and Clean Ganga projects. A … Continued
This is a site in Portugal where proper use of water has restored an arid area to full productivity. Similar work is being done in China, Ethiopia and Rwanda. But this is a global problem; surely we can all find … Continued
Planting trees could help tackle incidents of flooding 5 February 2014 Last updated at 19:39 GMT As Wales continues to be battered by storms, incidents of flooding are likely to increase. For decades the authorities have managed the problem by … Continued
The Environment Agency has said that Britain must adapt to weather extremes, on the basis of the data for 2012, when within a four-month period rivers such as the Tyne, Ouse and Tone fell to their lowest and rose to their … Continued