Over centuries, they had decimated their highlands, so in the 50s and 60s, they migrated to the lowland rainforest and did the same through slash-and-burn
Summary: Smog from slash-and-burn
agricultural fires in Indonesia has been blamed for killing an asthmatic woman .
The most intriguing aspect to it all is that folks of a certain political stripe within the walls of the State House are pointing to the event as yet another example of the absolutely overwhelming support among New Hampshire voters for their slash-and-burn
The fact is the ruling class is inflicting a slash-and-burn
agenda on ordinary working-class people.
Despite the brave faces of those with jobs in the coalition, sustaining a slash-and-burn
Conservative regime is backfiring.
rice planting of the community's Da-an tribe and its belief in the spirit world are discussed.
The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility to finance projects to curb slash-and-burn
farming and other forms of forest degradation will begin soon in Vietnam, Madagascar and 23 other countries formally selected at the facility's first meeting in the United States in late October, the sources said.
Each year, uncontrolled slash-and-burn
practices by farmers, plantation owners and loggers on the Indonesian islands send a smoky haze to Singapore, Malaysia and southern Thailand.
Documentarian Tony Palmer's slash-and-burn
, tell-all style yields a Margot Fonteyn whose accomplishment as the world's most famous ballerina was bought at the price of considerable personal anguish.
Johannes Lehmann, assistant professor of biogeochemistry in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Cornell University, says the super-fertile soil was produced thousands of years ago by indigenous populations using slash-and-char methods instead of slash-and-burn
If some of today's Amazonian farmers were to use smoldering fires to produce dark earth rather than clear fields with common slash-and-burn
methods, they "would not only dramatically improve soil and increase crop production but also could provide a long-term sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide," says Lehmann.
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere also are rising, fed by, among other things, the increasing fossil-fuel use in the United States and other countries, slash-and-burn
agriculture ill places like Indonesia and Brazil, increasing wildfires, as well as rapid industrialization using dirty coal in China and India.