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Iraqis choke under a blanket of dust as sandstorms sweep the country

Orange skies signaled yet another dusty day for millions of Iraqis. It was the seventh such storm in recent months, and experts say more are on the way. …


Documentary ′The Forest Maker′ portrays a reforestation pioneer

“Tin Drum” director Volker Schlöndorff’s new film is about “alternative Nobel” winner Tony Rinaudo, an Australian scientist who helped reforest many parts of Africa’s Sahel region. …


India’s food bowl heads toward desertification

Water-guzzling rice consumes more water than Punjab can recharge. If current irrigation rates continue, the state will empty its groundwater reserves within 20 years.


Climate Change and Land

The IPCC approved and accepted Climate Change and Land: an IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems at its 50th Session held on 2 – 7 August 2019.