A farmer in Liu Fendi village of Taipingdi town in what was a sandstorm-hit area, with shelter belts in the background. Credit: Manipadma Jena/IPS.
China Puts Up a Green Shield Against Sandstorms
CHIFENG, Inner Mongolia, China, Sep. 11 (IPS) – The setting sun is still streaming in through the poplars along the shelter belts, but Horquin Lianjun is done with farm work for the day. The desert wind has turned bone chilling.