Arid Zone Afforestation

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Arid Zone Afforestation (AZA) is a non-profit organization that acts to combat desertification on a local and global level, in arid, semi-arid, and deserted regions, where rainfall is limited or non-existent, by the use of innovative, environmentally friendly planting technologies, such as the Safe Tree planting system.

Arid Zone Afforestation is seeking donors, investors, partner organisations, supporters and volunteers to help us bring our vision to life. Join us in the effort to grow our network, of people who are willing to actively help us restore Earth’s forests and greening resources. Feature our news, projects and campaigns on your social media, send action emails to your friends and talk to them in your own language about the unique arid zone afforestation method that we use. Inform your friends about how we can all make a difference for our planet, our health, and our quality of living.

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Here, our website: http://www.aridzoneafforestation.org/

 

Land Reclamation

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Land reclamation is underway on a massive scale with many governments around the world planting millions of trees each year. Arid Zone Afforestation is fighting for land reclamation. You have to do the same, by planting trees, in order to save the environment. Take action!!!

Here, an interesting aricle about it: http://www.treeplantation.com/land-reclamation.html

 

Planting healthy air: a natural solution to address pollution and heat in cities

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Can nature help cities address the twin problems of air that is too dirty or too hot? Based on a new report released by The Nature Conservancy  in collaboration with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the answer appears to be a qualified “yes.”

The Planting Healthy Air report and the accompanying website, with an interactive map and case studies for the report’s top ranked cities, provide resources for those interested in using nature to make air healthier. In the right spot, trees can help make our air healthier and our cities more verdant and livable.

Read the article here: http://blogs.worldbank.org/sustainablecities/planting-healthy-air-natural-solution-address-pollution-and-heat-cities?CID=ECR_TT_worldbank_EN_EXT

 

Desert afforestation brews new opportunities

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Desertification control not only has ecological benefit for public welfare, but also create potential business opportunities.

Read the article to learn more about it: http://china.org.cn/travel/Ningxia/2011-07/24/content_23058879.htm

India plans to spend $6 billion on creating new forests

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As we all know, the protection of the environment is an issue of paramount importance, despite the current indifference we show at times. Ignorance, inaction, in combination with the various human activities, lead to the destruction of the environment. The quality of life suffers. Even human survival becomes problematic.

However, we don’t do something about that problem, so as to solve it. Even the governments show disregard for the environment. Fortunately, there are some countries that show a sensitivity for the environment. For example, India plans to spend $6 billion on creating new forests.  This is a very important initiative which should be followed by more countries. So, take action.

Follow the link below, to find out more about the  environmental projects in India and  the benefits for the environment:

http://qz.com/675910/india-plans-to-spend-6-billion-on-creating-new-forests/

The Planet Just Crossed Another Major Carbon Milestone

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Last year’s average carbon dioxide concentration crossed a major milestone and will likely stay at or above that level for several generations.

CO2 concentrations last year were equal to 144 percent of pre-industrial levels. Other emissions measured in the report, methane and nitrous oxide, were equal to 256 percent and 121 percent of pre-industrial levels, respectively. Among those, however, CO2 contributes the most to warming and is responsible for about 81 percent of the increase in radiative forcing over the past decade.

Learn more here: #TheHuffingtonPost

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/co2-milestone-2015_us_580fa287e4b08582f88c515a?section=us_green&utm_content=buffer31a2a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

 

 

300 million children breathing toxic air

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Almost one in seven of the world’s children, 300 million, live in areas with the most toxic levels of outdoor air pollution – six or more times higher than international guidelines.

The findings come a week ahead of the COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco, where UNICEF is calling on world leaders to take urgent action to cut air pollution in their countries.

It’s about a new report of UNICEF, which underline the importance of tha issue.  Leaders have to take action, so as to solve it. Read more about it: #UNICEF

http://www.unicef.org/media/media_92979.html

 

 

Mediterranean warming fast, deserts may spread in Europe

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Global warming is on track to disrupt the Mediterranean region more than any droughts or heatwaves in the past 10,000 years, turning parts of southern Europe into desert by the end of the century.

Last year, almost 200 governments agreed in Paris to limit the rise in average world surface temperatures to “well below” 2C above pre-industrial times, ideally 1.5C. Governments will meet in Morocco next month to review the accord.

Follow the link below, to learn more about that serious issue: #REUTERS

http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-mediterranean-idUKKCN12R2FN

 

 

 

CO2 and the Greenhouse Effect

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What is Greenhouse Effect? Which are the dangerous effects of CO2?

Watch the video and learn more about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HS0So6lOE-8

Investors warn car industry over climate change

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Major investors have warned the automotive industry it needs to accelerate its readiness for a low-carbon world if it is to retain their support and prosper.

Vehicle makers must put climate change specialists on their boards, engage better with policy-makers, and invest more heavily in low-emission cars.

Last year’s Paris climate change agreement has increased the urgency for the big manufacturers such as Ford, VW and Toyota to move more quickly, the report warns.

We are talking about a very important issue with serious consequences. So, follow the link below, to learn more about it and what you can do to help, so as to solve the problem: #theguardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/12/investors-warn-car-industry-over-climate-change