News tagged with land areas

New rural struggles in platinum areas

The rise in platinum mining by major mining companies in formerly densely populated rural areas has ushered a new wave of rural struggles with rural communities fighting for self-determination and land control. ...

Mar 18, 2015
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Rapid urban expansion threatens biodiversity: study

A brief window of opportunity exists to shape the development of cities globally before a boom in infrastructure construction transforms urban land cover, according to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

Sep 17, 2012
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Pandas vs pinot as vineyards adjust to warming

Which is more important, pandas or pinot? Researchers say that is a question conservationists and wine-growers will have to answer in the coming years as climate change sparks a hunt for cooler places to ...

Apr 08, 2013
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Earth's past, made visible

New visualizations of the Earth from space provide a unique image of how the Earth has changed over the past 750 million years.

May 23, 2011
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