China Faces Reign of Sand: Circle of Blue Reports on Inner Mongolia’s Expanding Desert

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Collaborative journalism project covers front lines of global water crisis

INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA – Furious dust and sandstorms from Inner Mongolia cripple airports, darken skies, and choke millions of people across East Asia every spring. According to “Reign of Sand,” the new multimedia report from Circle of Blue, the storms are growing in intensity and frequency, and the primary causes are deepening drought in northern China and the mismanagement of the largest grasslands on earth.

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