China plants green belt to stop deserts merging

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Une muraille verte contre la désertification en Chine

CHINE, DUNHUANG: Des touristes chinois traversent des dunes de sable au nord-ouest de la Chine dans la province de Gansu. 27 septembre 2008. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS

China has just kicked off an ambitious project to plant a green belt between the country’s third and fourth largest deserts to stop them converging, said a forestry official in northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Thursday.

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