Turning the Desert Green

Can deserts be turned back into arable land? Yes, according to the Sahara Forest Project. Their solution uses what we have enough of, like deserts, saltwater and CO2, to produce what we need more of: sustainably produced food, freshwater and energy.

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Tackling Reforestation Challenges at the Root

Desertification is the process by which soil degrades through losing water or its ability to hold water, which turns it into dust and sand. This process has been occurring throughout the world at different paces and for different reasons. Poor farming practices and over use of land is a common cause of desertification. Another is the deforestation of large swathes …

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Turning Peru’s Fog into Usable Water

  German-based NGO Alimon has developed fog collectors in Peru to help communities in arid climates capture much needed water. They do so by erecting specially made screens on fog prone hill-tops that absorb the moisture into water droplets that are then funneled into water tanks. This is a common technique among certain plants. Project “Green Desert” has been implemented …

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