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Land use poses a critical impact on local climate change

Land use poses a critical impact on local climate change | Land clearing | Scoop.it

Clearing forests, installing pavement, planting crops and other land use decisions may be among the most important factors in impacting local climate change.

These decisions impact evaporation, solar radiation and other biophysical effects that may have more impact on local climate than greenhouse gases, which have a more global climate impact.


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3D spatial analysis of air pollution

3D spatial analysis of air pollution | Land clearing | Scoop.it

"In the Air is a visualization project which aims to make visible the microscopic and invisible agents of Madrid´s air (gases, particles, pollen, diseases, etc), to see how they perform, react and interact with the rest of the city."

 

This takes spatial thinking into the atmosphere...worth exploring especially since the key trends being charted are anthropogenic in nature. 


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The Ugly Cycle of Air Pollution and Climate Change - Pacific Standard

The Ugly Cycle of Air Pollution and Climate Change - Pacific Standard | Land clearing | Scoop.it
More warming in the atmosphere means more stagnant days—and that means worse air pollution.
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UWA researchers find correlation between land clearing and rainfall reduction - ABC Online

UWA researchers find correlation between land clearing and rainfall reduction - ABC Online | Land clearing | Scoop.it
UWA researchers find correlation between land clearing and rainfall reduction
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A team of water experts has identified a correlation between widespread land clearing and a decline in rainfall in Western Australia's South West region.
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Climate Change and the Fate of our Forests

Dr. Brian Enquist, an expert in ecology and evolutionary biology, brings to life a geographic inventory of forest assets for western North America. When coupled with the latest climate models,...
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Can forests and agriculture work together to tackle climate change & food insecurity? | ReliefWeb

Can forests and agriculture work together to tackle climate change & food insecurity? | ReliefWeb | Land clearing | Scoop.it
RT @CIFOR_forests: Can forests + agriculture work together to tackle climate change & food insecurity?

With food prices soaring and land available to grow new crops scarce, experts will gather on the side-lines of the U.N. climate summit to debate one of the most pressing issues facing policymakers: Can the world’s forests and farms work together to tackle pressing food security challenges and climate change?

Agriculture has often been portrayed as the enemy of forests. Land clearing for crops and cattle ranching is already responsible for 80% of deforestation and 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions. The cost of staples such as wheat and maize may double by 2030, and as multinational conglomerates snap-up large tracts of land for cattle ranching and biofuel production, land available for food crops is increasingly in short supply.


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Land clearing changes a win for common sense - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate

Land clearing changes a win for common sense - Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate | Land clearing | Scoop.it
Land clearing changes a win for common sense Central Midlands & Coastal Advocate Farmers challenged by natural vegetation regrowth will also have 20 years to maintain land previously cleared lawfully under the 2004 regulations, without applying for...
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Land clearing caused drop in rainfall in South West of Australia ...

Land clearing caused drop in rainfall in South West of Australia ... | Land clearing | Scoop.it
Rain rain go away, let's chop a forest down today? Mark Andrich and Jorg Imberger compare the rainfall patterns in different regions of southwest Western Australia. The areas where the most land was cleared show the ...
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Researchers link land clearing to rainfall reduction - ABC Online

Researchers link land clearing to rainfall reduction - ABC Online | Land clearing | Scoop.it
Researchers link land clearing to rainfall reduction ABC Online MARK ANDRICH: A large portion of that is responsible for the rainfall decline that we've experienced since that period and around half of the rainfall decline, at least up until the...
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Fight The Good Fight: How Plants Can Clean Soil

Fight The Good Fight: How Plants Can Clean Soil | Land clearing | Scoop.it
Phytoremediation. Big word, big solution.
What is it? Phytoremediation is essentially the use of plants for cleaning damaged soil.
Pish-posh, you say. Soil is dirt. Who cleans dirt?
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