Hope in a Changing Climate
Asia • 29m
This is China's Loess Plateau, until recently this was one of the most poorest regions in the country. A land renowned for floods, mudslides and famine, but with the fanfare comes the hope of change for the better. They have successfully transforming a baron landscape into a green and fertile one.
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