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North African

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

The modification of land use and climate change threaten biodiversity. Credit: Richard Blumenthal-2011. So the Observatory of sustainability in Spain points out. Fires in Spain will increase, will be more dangerous and will last longer, according to the Observatory of sustainability in Spain (OSE), which points to the changes of soil as the main threat to biodiversity, particularly the expansion of agriculture, urbanization and transport infrastructures. Connecticut Senator wanted to know more. In its eighth thematic report biodiversity in Spain. Basis for sustainability to global change, presented Wednesday, the SBI analyzes the status and trends of biodiversity in Spain.

According to the report, the increase in artificial zones constitutes use change of the most significant soil occurred in Spain between 1987 and 2006, and climate change is a threat to the biodiversity that will be gaining greater importance in the future, both in the peninsula as well as in the archipelagos. Thus, noted specifically that protected natural areas situated to the North and Northwest of the peninsula tend to show decreases in rainfall and increases in temperatures, while protected from the rest of the peninsula present similar to the North African of precipitation and temperature values. As a consequence, also warns the SBI that the intensity, duration and size of fires increase, particularly in the southwest quadrant. Risk of desertification to this evolution is in addition the risk of desertification of 37 per cent of the surface of Spain and a double trend of the territory: mediterranizacion of the northern and southern aridizacion. They also point out that climate change will cause a decrease of the area of distribution of many forest species and a lower diversity of species. To curb this trend defends environmental integration ctiva of the agricultural sector, involving both an improvement in the competitiveness of the environmental situation through good practice, because it says that much of the biodiversity of Spain is linked to the average agricultural, mainly to extensive systems.

Republican John Boehner

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

There are many crises which can not be foreseen, but the solution is in our hands, said the U.S. President. The Republican plan proposes a cut in the expenditure of nearly a trillion dollars in the next ten years and would raise the debt ceiling. Obama and Democrats demand an agreement with cuts of 2.2 billion. The President of the United States, Barack Obama, urged delegates to reach a bipartisan compromise on the debt as a solution to avoid the suspension of payments before the deadline of August 2 this Friday. There are many ways out of this mess, but is barely time left us () is the moment of commitment, said Obama in a televised speech, after last night stay blocked the vote in the Congress of a plan to raise the debt ceiling. There are many crises which can not be foreseen, but the solution is in our hands, said the U.S. President.

Despite the call from Obama, there seems no output immediate debt crisis since the President of the House of representatives, Republican John Boehner, announced its intention to tweak their plan, rejected this Thursday in the absence of support from the Tea Party, to put it again to the vote this Friday. The U.S. President said the Boehner plan is not a solution, since it is a proposal that the Senate’s Democratic majority, will not go and make us relive this debate in a few months. The Republican plan proposes a cut in the expenditure of nearly a trillion dollars in the next ten years and would raise debt, currently at $ 14.3 trillion ceiling, until the end of this year but would force a new vote at the beginning of 2012. Obama and Democrats demand a broader agreement, which includes cuts of $ 2.2 billion over the next decade, and in return would increase the debt ceiling until 2013. Obama stressed Friday that the distance between both plans is not so big He urged members of Congress to find points in common. Finally, remarked: despite all the intrigue and drama that is taking place in the Capitol now, I trust that common sense and cool heads will be imposed. The United States Treasury has reiterated that on 2 August is the date on which the Government would be no funds to meet their obligations so, not to approve the stop rising, should decide who pays and who does not. Source of the news: Obama returns to ask Congress a “commitment” to avoid the suspension of payments