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Combating Desertification

Canada Defends Decision To Bow Out Of UN Convention

AP | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada defended its decision to pull out of a United Nations convention that fights the spread of droughts just a month befor...

How Ancient Wisdom Pushes Back the Desert

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 08.25.2012 | Green
Karin Kloosterman

While Israel has answers to drought such as desalinating water, researchers in Israel's Negev Desert look for more sustainable solutions that have been in use on the land since time immemorial.

Stockholm Water Confab Rings Alarms, Offers Hope

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

According to freelance journalist Rose George, a child dies from diarrhea -- usually brought on by fecal-contaminated food or water -- every 15 seconds. But human waste can be used to good purpose.