Construction Begins on World’s Largest Renewable Energy Project in Inner Mongolia

Construction has begun on the world's largest desert renewable energy project in Inner Mongolia, China. The project, being developed by China Three Gorges Corporation and Inner Mongolia Energy Group, has an estimated cost of $11bn. The project will include wind, solar, and energy storage and is expected to become the largest renewable energy project of its kind currently underway globally. The current construction phase includes 1GW of solar capacity equipped with energy storage.

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Human Activities Threatening Desert Ecosystems

Threats to the delicate balance of desert biomes worldwide stem from various human activities. Improper water management, urban development, overgrazing, mining, dam construction, and off-road vehicle use are key factors contributing to the degradation of these unique habitats.

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The Woman Who Turned a Desert Green

A 57-year old woman from China named Yin Yuzhen has succeeded in the remarkable task of creating a thriving ecological park in one of the country's four major deserts, the Mu Us Desert in Inner Mongolia. Over the span of 35 years, Yin has successfully planted over 300.000 native plants…

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The Sahara Desert is Advancing in Mauritania

Mauritania is a country in northwest Africa, and much of its territory is covered by the Sahara Desert, which has been expanding over the past couple of decades due to several factors, including prolonged drought and overgrazing by livestock. Approximately three-fourths of Mauritania is a desert or semidesert, with nothing…

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No, Burning Man 2023 is Not Yet Canceled, But Warnings Arise

Burning Man 2023 has been postponed due to flooding caused by Tropical Storm Hilary. The event was scheduled to take place from August 27 to September 4, 2023, in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada. However, Hilary made landfall in the area on August 20, bringing heavy rain and flooding. The playa, the dry lake bed where the event is held, was covered in several inches of water, and there was a risk of sinkholes and other safety hazards.

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The Phoenix city skyline is seen shrouded in haze as temperatures soar to record highs.
Phoenix skyline shrouded in haze as temperatures soar to record highs, with no sign of letting down anytime soon.

Can trees help save Phoenix from extreme heat?

Trees can help Phoenix become a cooler, healthier, and more livable city. They can reduce air temperature by up to 10 degrees Fahrenheit, improve air quality, and provide shade. There are a number of challenges to planting trees in Phoenix, but the city is making progress in its goal of planting more trees. With the efforts of the city, organizations, and individuals, Phoenix can become a city that is cooler, healthier, and more livable for everyone.

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