The Gobi desert blankets more than 800,000 kilometers of northern China and southern Mongolia in dry, arid land. It is also the fastest growing desert on Earth, transforming nearly 4000 km’s of grassland per year into inhospitable wasteland. This expansion eats away at space that was once fit for agriculture and creates unbridled sandstorms that batter cities near the edge of the desert. In May, one such storm enveloped 1 million square miles of northern China in dust. Combining with Beijing’s industrial pollution, the city’s air quality index shot to a peak of 621, a rating classified as “beyond index.” For context, levels above 200 are ranked by the United States embassy as “very unhealthy,” while readings between 301 to 500 are labeled “hazardous.”
The rapid desertification of China’s northern regions poses an acute risk to the country and its people. That is why the Chinese government is actively pursuing a reforestation policy that will help halt and even reverse this desertification of formerly productive lands.
Land Life Company has partnered with The Nature Conservancy in China to demonstrate the Cocoon tefchnology and the Land Life reforestation approach in 3 different locations including the immensely dry and challenging region of Inner Mongolia.
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