Plentiful rain not enough to grow the wheatfields of Syria

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If you look to what was brewing before the Syrian civil war, it was clear that people there were suffering from the effects of climate change. Environmentalists warned that extended droughts there would cause hunger, poverty and unrest. The conditions were right about a decade ago for the poor conditions to foment to a very unfavourable civil war with millions of Syrians displaced to Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Europe and even Canada.

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NASA suggests these plants in your home to live longer

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Back in 1989, NASA did a joint two-year study with the Associated Landscape Contractors of America on how to clean the air in entirely sealed environments, that is, spaceships. They concluded that to maintain good air quality inside a spaceship, astronauts should grow living plants to absorb and synthesize pollutants, in effect “scrubbing” the air. These are the plants they suggest.

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We Need to De-clutter Now More than Ever

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We live in a consumer society.  Every developing nation wants to become one that can afford what to them are the luxuries of life.  In Western countries we take for granted such luxuries as indoor plumbing, fast internet, giant supermarkets, wide, high-speed highways, and gambling either at the hundreds of land based casinos or the […]

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How to get the most out of Instagram features

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Millions of people are signing up to Instagram with the aim of making it big. There are countless success stories around the world of people who took to Instagram to share their ideas about their passion and have gone on to make a big impact. These passions range from the creative to entertaining and there […]

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Farmer’s everywhere: download the UN guide on fighting soil erosion

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Wind, rain and industrial farming techniques accelerates soil erosion and can be mitigated before the world faces calamitous losses in terms of agricultural yields and critical ecosystem functions. “The negative impacts of soil erosion are ever more evident and the need to work jointly ever more urgent,” FAO Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, Maria […]

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