Analysis: Paradoxically increasing river flows in the Sahel despite long-term drought

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme] Okechukwu Amog , Luc Descroix (Grenoble Laboratoire d’étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement) and co-authors listed in the citation issued a paper addressing paradoxical increases in river flows in the West African Sahel, despite ongoing long-term drought.  The abstract to their good article is: Despite … Continue reading

New Report: Land in Europe: land use patterns, prices, taxes and the environment

This newly released (11 May 2010) report by the European Environmental Agency states that developments in land‑use patterns across Europe are generating considerable concern, particularly in relation to achievement of environmental goals. Land‑use trends — such as urban sprawl and land abandonment — are jeopardising the future for sustainable land use. Moreover, these trends endanger … Continue reading

Devolved Regions, Fragmented Landscapes: The Struggle for Sustainability in Madrid

This article reflects on the recent unsustainable land use changes in the Autonomous Community of Madrid and asserts the need for progress towards economically, environmentally and socially sustainable development models. Following research undertaken over the last six years there are encouraging signs of agreement between stakeholders and the problem has begun to “open up”. Here … Continue reading

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