Vanishing Grasslands

From Asia Society’s Green China project:

Vanishing Grasslands is a mixed media project documenting desertification in northern China. Over 400 million people in China are being affected by desertification today. Over population, over grazing and poor management practices have degraded grasslands to the extent the land has become unfarmable and unsustainable. Sands from the north are growing at 2500 square miles a year as the global environmental issue is threatening people everywhere. This story follows Shanghai Roots & Shoots efforts to help stop desertification in Inner Mongolia through a tree planting program called The Million Tree Project and through elementary and adult education.

June 10, 2010 4:18 PM
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