China’s Spreading Sands: combatting desertification

December 3rd, 2010 by

On China’s western frontiers in Ningxia province, a massive afforestation drive to battle the spread of the desert reveals fast-expanding efforts to combat what is being called “climate change”. 

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About 57% of Ningxia province is desert, with around 65% still growing. Desertification is also a major problem in nearby Gansu province. Unregulated development, changing rainfall patterns and overgrazing are all cited as reasons …

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