Day: August 3, 2006

Environmental News

Countries Losing War with Advancing Deserts

Desertification, the process of converting productive land to wasteland through overuse and mismanagement, is unfortunately all too common. Anything that removes protective grass or trees leaves soil vulnerable to wind and water erosion. In the early stages of desertification, the finer particles of soil are removed by the wind, creating dust storms. Once the fine particles are removed, then the coarser particles--the sand--are also carried by the wind in localized sand storms.Read More

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Workers on organic farms treated as poorly as their conventional counterparts 2 Aug 2006 at 2:08pm Buy a box of nice, juicy, organic strawberries from the local co-op, and you probably feel all virtuous. But have you ever stopped to think about the person who picked that fruit out in the fields? Despite organic’s righteous […]Read More