Publication: Yahoo! Green

First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel's lack of rainfall: UN

Nouakchott (AFP) - A dearth of rainfall in the Sahel could have "severe consequences" for food and agriculture across the region, a UN official said Tuesday, urging urgent action to tackle droughts."The countries in the Sahel in general are suffering ... [Published Yahoo! Green - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Your Cheeseburger Is Leaving a Giant Environmental Footprint

Beef production takes a big toll on the environment, according to one of the most comprehensive studies to date on livestock management in the United States.To make one steak, 28 times more land, 11 times more irrigation water, five times more greenhouse-gas ... [Published Yahoo! Green - Jul 21 2014]

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"The countries in the Sahel in general are suffering from a lack of rain this winter, the consequences of which could be severe" Coumba Mar Gadio, Mauritania's UN representative, warned at a meeting of regional environment ministers in Nouakchott
...Milo, the study's co-principal investigator and a professor of plant sciences at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, told Live Science. "We found that it is much larger for eating beef." [ 7 Perfect Survival Foods ]

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