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A Mongolian monk tends to his solar panels, deep in the Gobi desert. EPA

China and Mongolia clash over how to exploit the Gobi desert

The Gobi Desert in East Asia conjures images of a remote landscape, with nomads riding across the steppe. In fact, today it is home to herders and farmers, the world’s fastest-growing economy, vast copper…
Saharan sands. Shutterstock/apdesign

Recent wind brings sand and thoughts from the Sahara

Drivers in parts of Southern England and Ireland have been finding fine red dust on their vehicles – sand blown all the way from the Sahara desert. There is now even a pollution warning because of the…

From sand to snow in California

Snow falling in California can start off as dust in the Sahara desert, research has shown. Due to heavy winds early in the…

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