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Desertification, Climate Change
Is desertification on the increase?
Is desertification on the increase?
News of increased desertification has made headlines. Yet this process is not well understood.
Micha Werner: Drought vigilance
Micha Werner: Drought vigilance
Many African regions are prone to droughts. Advances in forecasting and early warning for these phenomena are now becoming available to help mitigate their consequences on vulnerable societies.
Shrub hub
Shrub hub
The EU’s driest region is Murcia in Spain. But it is also an area of intensive agriculture for such arid land.
Maria José Roxo: "Misuse of natural resources can cause desertification in Portugal"
Maria José Roxo: "Misuse of natural resources can cause desertification in Portugal"
Drought, low precipitation and global warming are all problems threatening Mediterranean regions, but other causes, such as intensive agricultural use, might affect desertification.