COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Desert Dust Storm Roars Through China, Blankets Korea
Description: The storm started when strong winds powered through the Gobi Desert in western China and Mongolia before turning day into night in Beijing, and then moving on to sprinkle over Japan and slam into Korea. China's dust problems are largely thought to be the result of deforestation and poor land use management on farms near the arid fringes of the Gobi. This storm is part of a growing trend of increasingly frequent and severe dust events in the region. [Source: Discovery News]
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Source: Discovery News
Publish Date: 3/22/2010
Reading Level: Basic
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