Desert’s Stronger Grip Shakes Inner Mongolia

Circle of Blue revisits seas of dying grass and blowing sand in northern China.

Blackwater: Rare Court Victory in Pollution Case

Dianhua Paper Mill discharged wastewater into a lagoon, killing sheep, sickening people, and damaging grasslands.

A Track to Modern Nomads

East Umchjin County, near the border with Mongolia, a place renowned for what Chinese scientists call "typical grasslands.

Drinking Milk Tea

An Inner Mongolia herder, confined by the government to a small pasture for his animals, is nevertheless more fortunate than some.
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

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