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U.N. Warns Humans Have Degraded 40% of Earth’s Land

HeadlineApr 29, 2022

The United Nations warns human activity has damaged and degraded up to 40% of the world’s land, reducing the fertility of soil and stripping it of native trees, vegetation and biodiversity. The report by the U.N.'s Convention to Combat Desertification finds most of the damage is caused by food production, risking the ability of nations to continue feeding Earth's growing population.

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