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Old June 15th, 2014, 12:20 AM   #21
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Meet Yacouba Sawadogo -- The Man Who Stopped the Desert
After watching this I was reminded of news items of a man from India doing the same thing under similar circumstances:
self-initiative, totally without support initially from governments, and facing indifference from the other villages. On his own
he reforested 1300 hectares of forest in Assam.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1399930.html

http://inhabitat.com/indian-man-sing...0-acre-forest/

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Interesting. Kudos to the man who stopped the desert and gave life to it by planting trees. Yocouba Sawadogo indeed loves green nature.
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Old June 15th, 2014, 07:02 PM   #23
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Interesting stuff.

BTW you've got a duplicate - the one about the Loess Plateau.
oh! is true

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Old June 15th, 2014, 07:04 PM   #24
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is nice see that people from around the world helps to restore naure just because they undertand that it is very important, great example that guy from India
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Old June 16th, 2014, 08:50 PM   #25
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love this thread
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 01:54 PM   #26
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Old June 23rd, 2014, 02:00 PM   #28
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Old June 25th, 2014, 02:50 AM   #29
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Some "sidenote" relevant to this thread:

Indonesia surpasses Brazil in deforestation rate



The rate of deforestation has increased so much that Indonesia has for the first time surpassed Brazil in the rate of its clearance of tropical forests.
The study was published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

They say the land was cleared to make way for palm oil plantations and other farms.

In 2012, Indonesia lost 8,400 sq km of forest compared to Brazil which lost 4,600 sq km.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-28084389
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Old July 5th, 2014, 01:46 AM   #31
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nobel prize to that man!!
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Old March 7th, 2015, 03:55 PM   #33
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A Norwegian Company Is Transforming Deserts Into Farmlands

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The ambitious Sahara Forest Project is developing cutting-edge food, water and energy technologies in the deserts of Qatar and Jordan in an attempt turn sand dunes into farms. The plan: to combine solar thermal technologies with saltwater evaporation techniques, freshwater condensation and efficient production of food and biomass without displacing existing agriculture or natural vegetation. As desertification becomes an increasingly vexing problem around the world, this group of technologists is aiming for revegetation.

In 2011, the Sahara Forest Project signed agreements with influential chemical companies and agribusinesses in Qatar to kick off a pilot program there in 2012. While that project continues, SFP has also been working on plans for its “launch station” in Aqaba, Jordan, a 49-acre test run located seven miles from the sea to demonstrate the economic viability of the concept using all its core components. In June 2014, the SFP signed an agreement with the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Amman, with $1.9 million of funding for the launch station provided by the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Grieg Foundation and other philanthropic sources.



http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innova...and-180954486/

http://saharaforestproject.com/
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My faith in humanity has been restored. Well for now....
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Old March 9th, 2015, 08:51 PM   #36
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Israel have done some great reforestation, indeed planting forests were it never existed before.
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Old March 9th, 2015, 09:38 PM   #37
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Maybe Israel could help rebuild the houses and buildings that were lost by families due to,as they put it a "war on terror" instead of of planting f**king trees.... Just an idea :/
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Old March 22nd, 2015, 06:24 PM   #38
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Now thats an interesting thread. I am wondering, if there were any studies conducted on how the forestation on a big scale would impact the climate in those areas.
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 10:22 PM   #39
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BBC have posted a new study about the number of trees in the world which is currently at 3 trillion which is higher then previously expected. I don't know how to post the link
but its on there website.
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Egyptian researchers discover a way to grow forests in the desert with sewage




Desertification is a major issue throughout Africa, but there’s a simple way to stop the spread of deserts into fertile land: planting forests. The problem is that in the regions hardest hit by the phenomenon, there simply isn’t enough clean water to properly nurture the trees and keep them healthy. But an innovative project in Egypt proves that it can be done using repurposed wastewater instead of tapping into the sparse fresh water supply. The trees grown in the forest are thriving, and in fact, the eucalyptus trees have been found to produce wood at four times the rate of pine plantations in Germany.

ocated about two hours from Cairo, the Serapium forest is part of a program initiated by the Egyptian government in the 90s. The 200-hectare plantation is home to a variety of native and non-native trees, including commercially valuable species like eucalyptus and mahogany. Though the soil in this area would normally be too devoid of nutrients to support new tree growth, researchers have found that by watering the trees with sewage effluent, the plants are able to flourish. The wastewater provides so many nutrients that additional fertilizer isn’t even necessary.

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http://inhabitat.com/egyptian-resear...t-with-sewage/
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