What is land cover? Land cover refers to the physical cover occurring on the surface of the earth. This could be natural like grasslands, savannas, forests or the ocean, or it could be man made structures like buildings, roads or dams. 330 more words
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In a landmark deal that took 20 years to reach, Canada will protect over 7.7 million acres of one of the world’s last intact temperate rainforests in coastal British Columbia. 918 more words
Qunli Stormwater Park: Heilongjiang Province, China
Principal Designers: Turenscape.
Design Director: Kongjian Yu.
Collaborators: Long Xiang, Han Xiaoye, Song Benming, Li Hongli, Zhang Wenjuan, Men Fanxin, Meng Xiangyun, Li Guo, Zhang Li, Giuan Miaomiao, Xu Bo, Yuan Enkai, He Chong, Chen Feng, Lin Hong. 572 more words
This post is by Peter Massini, principal policy officer – green infrastructure, at the Greater London Authority. He writes here in a personal capacity.
The natural environment sector shares a general aim: the protection, conservation and improvement of nature. 802 more words
Flood Risks and Environmental Vulnerability — Exploring the Synergies Between Floodplain Restoration, Water Policies and Thematic Policies
European Environment Agency
This report focuses on the role of floodplains in flood protection, water management, nature protection or agriculture and the impact of hydromorphological alterations on the ecosystem services that floodplains provide. 54 more words