China Is Trying To Turn Parts Of The Desert Green
Chinese authorities have come up with a six year plan to grow grass in an area of the Tengeri desert, and make it green. It’s the fourth largest desert in China, but the country is trying to alter the landscape by planting healthy plants in the area.
Farmers build barriers with hay to create grid patterns that stabilize sand dunes in Minqin County, Wuwei, northwest China’s Gansu Province.
Local government planned to spend six years from 2015 to build an ecological barrier to stabilize sand and prevent desertification, which is 500km long and 1000 meters wide.