The "green wall of China," a barrier of trees planted to try to stop drifting sands on the Inner Mongolia grasslands

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

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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.
The "green wall of China," a barrier of trees planted to try to stop drifting sands on the Inner Mongolia grasslands

A Vast Chinese Grassland, a Way of Life Turns to Dust

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600 miles north of Beijing the whole of the largest contiguous grasslands on Earth opens to the horizon.