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Forests to stop the desert in Israel
Israeli researchers have been trying to use man-made forests to stop the desertification of the north of the country. Human activity and climate change are both to blame for the desert's extension. A belt of forest seems to be the only hope to stop its progression. Israel is a strong proponent of afforestation, with artificial forest representing 30% of its current forest cover. It's the only country in the world that has more forest land now than 100 years ago according to the Jewish National Fund, which is holding a conference in Jerusalem about the desertification of the Negev.
See the article in the Jerusalem Post.
Posted By Anne-Sophie Samjee at 11:34am on April 19, 2007
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