Tag Archive for 'land use'

Europe is more dependent on foreign land to provide it with products than any other region

October 10th, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

Europe is more dependent on foreign land to provide it with products such as food and clothes than any other region in the world, research published by Friends of the Earth reveals, as UN negotiations to regulate land-grabbing begin at the Rome summit. The report calculates different national and regional ‘land footprints’ – land used […]

Researchers find that evaporation from trees cools global climate

September 16th, 2011 by Carnegie Institution for Science

Scientists have long debated about the impact on global climate of water evaporated from vegetation. Research from Carnegie’s Global Ecology department at Stanford University in California concludes that evaporated water helps cool the earth as a whole, not just the local area of evaporation, demonstrating that evaporation of water from trees and lakes could have […]

Guernsey Airport Development

July 26th, 2010 by Stephen Fell

I write in response to Deputy Flouquet’s letter published on Friday, 23 July. This indeed marks a shift in the approach taken by the Public Services Department (PSD) in the past and no doubt reflects the fact that they have engaged a local PR firm to “manage” their public image. Heaven knows they need it, […]