Land degradation

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  • Drought In Kenya Essay

    2015). Who. int (2015) describes drought as a period in the climate cycle caused by lack of rainfall that result in lack of water that then leads to food shortages. The populations mostly affected by this climate induced disaster are; people of low social economic back ground, the elderly, children and the disabled. This assay looks at some of the adaptation taken in Kenya in response to drought. In 2014 the Government of Kenya estimated 1.6 million people were affected by drought due to lack of rain between March and May 2014 (ReliefWeb, 2015). The adaptations covered in this essay are; Sustainable Land Management, Agro-Pastoralist Adaptation, Research and Genetics and Government and NGO involvement. ADAPTATION OF DROUGHT Sustainable Land management 80% of the land mass in Kenya is occupied by dryland. This dry land contributes to the economy of Kenya because Kenya relies on its land for crops for food and export, Livestock and wildlife which is also a major economic boost for Kenya. Dryland ecosystem is highly affected by climate and thus any change can lead to demographic pressure…

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  • Drought And Agricultural Desertification

    not impossible. Among the many needs of man, land is involved most of the times. Men need shelter, they put their houses in lands; men need food, they cultivates them in lands. According to Kassas (1995), land is the terrestrial system that includes soil, water, some organismal growth, and the environmental processes that occur within the system. Such system may produce relevant products like crops and pasture that are used by humans and other animals for growth and survival. Aside from the…

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  • The Theme Of Consumerism In The Movie 'Wall-E'

    uses cute characters like Wall-E to demonstrate serious problems in the real world, such as misuse of the land, causing pollution and how it negatively affects the environment. The audience sees an Earth that is so desolate, brown, and features mountains made of garbage. Pixar creates Wall-E with sad eyes to represent the sadness he feels because of the mistreat of the Earth. The movie is set in the year 2805, Earth is a large landfill of garbage, cluttered and polluted that it cannot even…

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  • Arundel, Maine: Land Degradation

    Arundel, Maine is a beautiful rural community in southern Maine. This small town is home to many cattle and horse farms. Many parts of Arundel are suffering from severe land degradation. 1 Degradation can range from a reduction or loss of biodiversity, salinization, erosion, and encroachment. Degradation can also range from nutrient depletion, changes in soil structure and PH, desertification, and loss of organic matter (Brennan, 2005). The beautiful land in many parts of Arundel has become very…

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  • The Negative Effects Of Land Degradation In Sub-Saharan Africa

    Land degradation is a general deterioration of land, decreasing its productivity and biodiversity. The causes of land degradation include the deforestation, cropland agriculture and overgrazing and it affects up to 1/3 of the world’s people. The United States is not freed from the negative impact that overgrazing has on our soil capability to continue supporting crops and livestock. The overgrazing has impacted the semi-arid Midwestern states and ranchers know about the need to rotate livestock…

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  • Environmental Effects Of Forest Fragmentation

    Other forms of environmental degradation bauxite mining causes are due to is residue. Bauxite residue or red mud has vast affects on the ecology. The most common problems red mud causes are “wind erosion and groundwater pollution.” (Xue et al. 2015) Currently “there are four major disposal routes, including marine and slurry disposal, dry stacking, and dry cake stacking.” (Xue et al. 2015) Marine disposal poses a large problem in that it causes grave damage to aquatic ecosystem that can be…

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  • Fracking Or Hydraulic Fracturing

    In a rural town where population is not large where natural gas is found beneath. The perfect location for the process of fracking. Fracking or Hydraulic fracturing is the process of drilling down into the earth and releasing a high pressure water mix to obtain natural gas. Fracking began as an experiment in 1947 and started commercially in 1950 and since over two million “fracking jobs” have been done since. The process of fracking is very controversial around the world and has even been…

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  • Indonesia Case Analysis

    Indonesia is one of the countries with abundance of natural resources with large populations. According to World Bank (2013) Indonesia is lower middle income country with GDP around 868.3 billion US dollar and the population is 249.9 million, while poverty headcount ration at national poverty line is 11.3% on 2014. The contention appear that this wealth resources country get the benefit or even get worse with the plenty of their natural resources. The economic growth in Indonesia in period…

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  • Fracking Environmental Effects

    their claims. Proponents argue that fracking has lifted the current economy by increasing jobs. Extraction jobs may provide short term growth, but eventually this growth will plummet. This loss happens as extraction sites gain attention from other investors. Once invested, a site develops an overabundance in resources, thus sinking firm costs. Overabundance will cause job loss in the process as firms can’t recover (Twomey et.al.). Jobs are also temporary since extraction only provides cash flow…

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  • John Smith's Struggle In Jamestown

    including conquering the land, battling natives tribes in a bid to secure settlements, while at the same time trying to stay true to their religious, entrepreneurial, and socio-ethical roots acquired in their former lands back in Europe. Through their writings, the soldier, administrator and adventurer John Smith, Poet Anne Bradstreet and Governor William Bradford depict an America whose lands were initially hard to subdue and inhabited by a people wary of the settlers who kept coming in droves…

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