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INFOGRAPHIC: The True Environmental Cost of Eating Meat

INFOGRAPHIC: The True Environmental Cost of Eating Meat

Do you know the real cost of a steak? We're not talking about the dollars that people shell out to buy one, but rather the environmental cost of creating it? From the water and grain needed to feed

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Amazing “Green Machine” Mobile City Concept Transforms Deserts into Lush Oases

Amazing “Green Machine” Mobile City Concept Transforms Deserts into Lush Oases

In 2007, the UN declared that desertification is one of the world's biggest environmental challenges that lead to widespread famine and economic instability. Malka's thought experiment is a provoking

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Tunisia Battles to Save Famous Star Wars Set from Encroaching Desertification

Tunisia Battles to Save Famous Star Wars Set from Encroaching Desertification

Remember Luke Skywalker's home in Tatooine that was lovingly restored by fans? It's currently one of several Star Wars sites threatened by desertification in Tunisia. In order to address the problem, this

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The Sands of the Namib Desert Swallow an Abandoned Mining Settlement in Namibia

The Sands of the Namib Desert Swallow an Abandoned Mining Settlement in Namibia

The mining town first came into existence when diamonds were discovered in 1908, and at its peak, had a population of just over 1,000 people. While its lifespan was less than 50 years, the town was widely

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Seed-Planting Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification

Seed-Planting Tumbleweed Robot Draws From Nature to Fight Desertification

Israeli industrial designer Shlomi Mir has created a tumbleweed-inspired robot that uses wind power to study desertification and help scientists better understand the phenomenon. The round robot uses an

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Allan Savory Explains How Livestock Can Help Fight Desertification and Reverse Climate Change in this Riveting TED Talk

Allan Savory Explains How Livestock Can Help Fight Desertification and Reverse Climate Change in this Riveting TED Talk

We know now that an excess of 350 parts per billion (ppb) of CO2 in the atmosphere will cause increasingly catastrophic weather events in the future. We are now at almost 400 ppb. There is a very small

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Global Warming Will Lead to Hundreds of Millions of Climate Change Refugees

Global Warming Will Lead to Hundreds of Millions of Climate Change Refugees

Photo via Shutterstock After news broke last week that carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have officially passed the 400 parts per million mark, a leading economist and researcher warned that

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Global Warming Might Lead to a Goat Population Explosion

Global Warming Might Lead to a Goat Population Explosion

Photo via Shutterstock We all know global warming has a huge number of devastating effects on the planet - from the melting of the polar ice caps to increased desertification and the extinction of

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Rupert Murdoch Accused of ‘Misunderstanding Science’ After Tweeting That Increased CO2 Levels Lead to a Greener World

Rupert Murdoch Accused of ‘Misunderstanding Science’ After Tweeting That Increased CO2 Levels Lead to a Greener World

Rupert Murdoch has been known to use Twitter to voice controversial social and political opinions - and recently the media tycoon made several sweeping statements on climate science. Citing an article in

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Massive Living Mountain Skyscraper Transforms the Desert Into a Habitable Environment

Massive Living Mountain Skyscraper Transforms the Desert Into a Habitable Environment

The high rise conglomerate is built from local materials and stands on a reinforced concrete pier foundation to be able to withstand the shifting sands. Steel and reinforced concrete will be used to

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Researchers Use Chicken Litter to Replenish Degraded Soil

Researchers Use Chicken Litter to Replenish Degraded Soil

One of the greatest problems facing the agricultural industry today is degraded soil. Soil is often over-farmed and isn't allowed enough time to lie fallow, in turn wearing out over time. However,

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Generating Giant Sandstone Walls to Fight Desertification

Generating Giant Sandstone Walls to Fight Desertification

Desertification, the degradation of land in arid areas, is a growing problem due to deforestation, fires, and climate change. Magnus Larsson, a student at London's Architectural Association has a drastic

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