Encroaching deserts threaten life along Tibet’s longest river

AlertNet: Rising temperatures, reduced rainfall and excessive numbers of grazing animals are worsening desertification and drying up grasslands in western Tibet, says a Chinese geologist who has explored one of the region's uncharted rivers. Yang Yong said he had observed desertification in parts of the upper reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River, and believes this could be caused by climate change as well as human activity. The Yarlung Zangbo (also called the Yarlung Tsangpo) is Tibet's largest river,......

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