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Why massive effort needs to be put into growing trees on farms

December 4th, 2018 / The Conversation, UK

It’s now over 50 years since the world was first warned that resources were being used at an unsustainable rate. It has now been estimated that almost one quarter to one third of the world’s land is degraded to some extent.
Degradation refers to land that’s lost nutrients, or has changed …

8 out of the 10 countries with worst access to safe water are in Africa

March 28th, 2016 / AfricanInsider, US

Worldwide, some 650 million people still do not have access to clean water, according to WaterAid. Government subsidized water sources often are reserved for wealthier communities, leaving the poorest to spend disproportionately. Almost half of those — 300 million plus — are in Africa. Yet Africa has possibly 20 times …