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Can A Desert Be Reclaimed For Human Habitation?

The Gobi Desert’s Sand Warriors: The Gobi desert in central China is becoming increasingly barren, forcing resident farmers and their families into towns, with serious ecological consequences.

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“The whole ecosystem is in danger”, states Li Hong Jun, a Gobi resident. Though his family have left, Li refuses to abandon his ancestors’ lifestyle. Despite horrific sandstorms and arid soil, Han Meifei is among those seeking to rejuvenate the land. His innovative procedures have developed ways of growing plants without water, preventing the dry desert from spreading, and preserving the seeds of plants close to extinction for a greener future.

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