News tagged with agricultural lands

The commodification of rural China

Over the past few decades, China's shift to a market-based economy has led to the fastest sustained expansion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by a major economy in history. This has caused profound changes in the country. ...

dateNov 04, 2016 in Environment
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Image: Algae bloom in Lake St. Clair

On July 28, 2015, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on the Landsat 8 satellite captured images of algal blooms around the Great Lakes, visible as swirls of green in this image of Lake St. Clair and in western Lake Erie.

dateAug 05, 2015 in Environment
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Greenhouse gases unbalanced

The conversion of arctic and boreal wetlands into agricultural land results in an additional cumulative radiative forcing of about 0,1 MilliJoule (mJ) per square meter for the next 100 years. The conversion of temperate wetlands ...

dateMar 25, 2015 in Environment
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