From Wangaari Maathai's Billion Tree campaign to lush permaculture landscapes in Jordan, we've seen how individuals and communities can reverse desertification and bring life back to arid soils. Now a new dramatized documentary
Australia has a feral camel problem. The Australian Feral Camel Management Project estimates that 1 million of rogue dromedaries roam outback Australia, annually causing over $14 million AUD worth of damage to infrastructure and
The literature on soil erosion contains countless references to the "loss of protective vegetation." Over the last half-century, clearcutting, overgrazing, and overplowing have removed so much of that protective cover
Deserts are hot, dry, and unforgiving -- which makes them difficult environments for most creatures to survive in. But desert residents who have adapted to the temperatures -- by learning to survive without water, developing their own cooling systems, and
It's been a couple of years since the still-planned and so-called Great Green Wall of Africa graced the pages of TreeHugger, so here's a quick update and overview: As the BBC reports, African leaders are meeting in Chad to further push the
Locals in one region of the Australian Outback have been terrorized of late by a roaming band of feral camels. Drought conditions and a recent heat wave are being blamed for driving some 6,000 camels into residential areas near
Nearly a year ago a "Great Green Wall" of trees was proposed to run across the entire southern border of the Sahara desert in an attempt to stop expanding desertification. At the TED Global conference in Oxford, England,
Residents of sinking tropical islands and flooding Alaskan villages are the dramatic examples of global-warming refugees that come most readily to mind. But a dearth of water can be just as dangerous as a deluge.
Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco doffs her tiara to help maintain some green space. Photo via Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.
Prince Charles isn't the world's only royal trying to do good for the environment: Princess Lalla
A series of abstract images of threatened Southwest desert landscapes by an American artist who powers his studio with solar panels took the top prize last month in the Sony World Photography Awards, an
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New Scientists reports this month a possibly controversial finding that not only are rainforests giant carbon sinks of the planet (lungs), but they may also be responsible for moving (heart) many of the weather patterns we see
Image via: PowerTech - solar farm in Bavaria
Colfax County to be exact, and the array will include over 500,000 photovoltaic panels when it is finally operational and produce 30MW of solar electricity, reports MSNBC. Tri-State Generation and