Extracting sand for building material affects ecosystems and causes islands to erode and disappear. Photo: USACE NY, Flickr.
Av: Aida Esmailzadeh Davani och Erika Alm
Selling sand in the desert is an old proverb to describe a skilled salesman. However, the definition may need to be reevaluated. Sand used in construction is becoming a rare and precious resource and the high demand is causing problems for ecosystems and humans alike.
17 juni, 2019, Article, English, Magazine
The Congo basin. Photo: Ahtziri Gonzalez, CIFOR
Av: Aida Esmailzadeh Davani, Erika Alm och Harmat Frigyes
What if 20 years’ worth of US fossil fuel emissions was released due to unsustainable land use? Exploiting the world’s largest tropical peatland, recently discovered in the Congo Basin, might turn this scenario into reality.
5 mars, 2019, Article, English, Magazine