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Desertification: Inner Mongolia's Vanishing Grasslands

Desertification: Inner Mongolia's Vanishing Grasslands

A Mongolian woman pauses while planting trees in the desert in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. The desert she stands in was a thriving grassland ecosystem less than 50-years-ago. Desertification and shifting sands from over farming, grazing and drought have caused China's deserts to grow at an average rate of 2500 square miles a year.

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