Latest Dust storm Stories
China, a third of whose landmass is desert, will never completely tame the sandstorms that plague the country every spring due to the sheer size of its sandy regions, officials said on Thursday.
Beijing will use artificial rainmaking to clear the air after a choking dust storm coated China's capital and beyond with yellow grit, prompting a health warning to keep children indoors, state media said Tuesday.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A sand storm that covered homes and streets in the Chinese capital with a brownish-yellow dust has clogged the air over the Korean peninsula, weather officials said on Tuesday.
BEIJING (Reuters) - Police rescued more than 100 tourists trapped in buses during a heavy sandstorm in China's remote northwest, Xinhua news agency said on Monday.
NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cyprus was engulfed in an unusually severe sandstorm on Saturday, sending people to hospital with breathing problems and canceling flights from the Mediterranean holiday island.
Ah, Martian summer! Finally, the days are long, just like on dear old Earth. And daytime highs rocket all the way up to a balmy 20 degrees celsius from the summer nighttime low of minus 90 degrees celsius. But those warm daytime temperatures also bring alive the Martian devils.
Rising dust storms a health problem, even continents away; infant mortality worst in drylands.
Desertification threatens to drive millions of people from their homes in coming decades while vast dust storms can damage the health of people continents away, an international report said on Thursday.
Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts. So far, only arid and semi-arid desert are meant when using this expression. The icy deserts and other types are considered to be unsuitable. The different methods include landscaping methods to reduce evaporation, erosion, consolidation of topsoil, temperature, sandstorms and more, permaculture in general, planting trees, regeneration of salty, polluted, or degenerated soils, floodwater retention and...
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