Future of the Environment

How to fight desertification and drought at home and away

Desertification is one of the biggest environmental problems facing humanity, and has already affected over 40 per cent of the world’s population — 3.2 billion people. Image: REUTERS/Matias Delacroix

Andrew Slaughter

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 The swollen Assiniboine River covers farmland west of Brandon, Man. in July 2014. In addition to drought, more flooding is also expected in the Prairies in the future.
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Burnt trees in Fort McMurray, Alta., a year after wildfires hit the area in 2017 Image: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
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