environment

Nuclear science can help contain soil erosion, land degradation

The latest techniques in nuclear science can help protect soil from degradation, according to the UN nuclear agency.

Soil erosion is the main contributor to land degradation, leading to annual loss of 75 billion tons of fertile soil.

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Volcano in Cape Verde having “huge” effect on economy

A volcano that erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo almost three weeks ago is having a huge impact on the country’s economy and people’s lives.

Many lost their homes, 120 hectares of agricultural land was destroyed, and much of the cattle were killed.

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“Difficult talks” in Lima to reach climate change agreement

Climate change negotiations in Peru have been difficult, but many remain optimistic that an agreement can be reached, according to a UN expert at the talks.

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Food safety is “global problem” killing millions per year

Ensuring food is safe for consumption and will not lead to illness or death is a global issue, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Link between food security and climate underlined in Lima

The link between climate change and its impact on the ability of the world to feed itself is being underlined at a UN conference taking place in Peru.

The international community is meeting in Lima to discuss how best to reach a global climate deal in Paris next year.

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Human pressures on soil resources reach “critical limits”

Human pressures on soil resources are reaching “critical limits”, according to a senior official of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Link between food security and climate underlined in Lima

The link between climate change and its impact on the ability of the world to feed itself is being underlined at a UN conference taking place in Peru.

The international community is meeting in Lima to discuss how best to reach a global climate deal in Paris next year.

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Climate change could cost Rwanda’s agriculture $300 million a year

Unpredictable weather could cost Rwanda’s agricultural sector $300 million a year by 2030, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Developing countries engage in a “win-win” partnership

The promotion of development around the world is no longer based solely on developed countries helping developing ones, according to a senior official of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Seawater sampling for radiation continues in Fukushima

The Japanese government continues to monitor radioactivity in seawater after a major earthquake damaged a nuclear power plant in March 2011.

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