Arquivo da Categoria ‘Recursos Naturais’

  • Soil pollution comes under scrutiny

    terça-feira, 27 de junho de 2017

    Soil pollution, due mostly to human activities that leave excess chemicals in soils used to grow food, took centre stage at the 5th Global Soil Partnership (GSP) Plenary Assembly held at FAO headquarters this week.
    Excess nitrogen and trace metals such as arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury can impair plant metabolism [...]

  • Time to act on water scarcity

    terça-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2017

    Growing water scarcity is now one of the leading challenges for sustainable development, and that challenge is poised to intensify as the world’s population continues to swell and climate change intensifies, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva warned today.
    Competition for water will intensify as humanity’s numbers exceed 9 billion people around [...]