Farming kicked up dust in West Africa

Science Now: Dust from the Sahara desert can warm the atmosphere, increase the production of clouds, and prolong drought conditions. Now, researchers have found evidence that intensive farming is responsible for a significant portion of that dust. Experts are cautious, but the connection suggests that factoring in dust production could lead to better global climate models. The world's biggest sandbox is also its biggest source of airborne dust. The Sahara region's famous sandstorms also carry ......

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