China Battles Desertification

Inter Press Service: As scientists increasingly label desertification as one of the most burning challenges facing the world today, a small village in China's semi-arid Northeastern region of Inner Mongolia is fighting back. Chifeng City's dry climate and sparse vegetation have given way to severe surface erosion and poor soil fertility. Agriculture and animal husbandry, the two economic cornerstones of Chifeng City's nine counties and three districts, are increasingly threatened by the spell of desertification, though......

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