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Dams and biodiversity

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Balbina Dam has hit populations of mammals, large gamebirds and tortoises, researchers say, warning against hydro push.
Widely hailed as ‘green’ sources of renewable energy, numerous hydroelectric dams have been built worldwide, but research reveals they are far from environmentally friendly. 169 more words


Better water management practices in Ghana

Improving water productivity in crop-livestock farming systems in northern Ghana


Smallholder farmers in northern Ghana face a number of water-related challenges. Soil fertility is inherently low and in decline due to continuous cropping. 109 more words


Healthy indigenous crops to feed the world

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Food Tank has compiled a list of indigenous fruits, vegetables, and grains from many regions that are nutritious, delicious, and contribute to sustainable livelihoods in rural communities across the globe. 304 more words


Edible native plants can be an attractive option in the drylands

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Lacey Jarrell/ For the Capital Press Pat Clickener, left, and Annie Sedlacek sort woolly sunflower, a plant native to Southern Oregon, at Rock Bottom Ranch Koi & Nursery. 230 more words


We call them “weeds” and cast them aside

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The writerAlex Spenser writes from her home in Klamath Falls and says she enjoys the energy and emotions of life. She was educated at Texas A&M University and on the Poetry Circuit of New York City. 191 more words


Drought- or flood-resistant crops to make agriculture in California more resilient

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Sprinklers and lettuce in Salinas, California

Scientists Are Trying to Save Salad From the Drought

By Tove Danovich

For the last four years, California has been dreaming of water. 266 more words


Afforestation in Kubuqi desert by Korean Air

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Korean Air to carry out forestation in Kubuqi desert


More than 65 employees from the South Korean flagship carrier Korean Air headed for the Kubuqi desert in China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region in October to carry out large-scale forestation. 71 more words