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CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS1J
April 18, 2021
Ding Yinhua, 69, shepherds her sheep and goats back home in the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei,...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Ding Yinhua, 69, shepherds her sheep and goats back home in the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 18, 2021. Some of the farmers in Wuwei have begun to lose hope after decades trying to subdue the deserts. Despite the tree-planting, pastures have deteriorated in recent years as a result of declining rainfall in the spring and summer, Ding said. "It's just no good without rain. We don't have land so there's no other way: we just herd sheep. In 2015 and 2016, there was rain but since then there's been nothing, and you now have to wait until September," she said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRZY
April 18, 2021
Li Youfu, 71, a shepherd, tries to keep a goat away while cleaning corn grains to feed his flock at his...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Li Youfu, 71, a shepherd, tries to keep a goat away while cleaning corn grains to feed his flock at his house, in the Gobi desert in Minqin County, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 18, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland. Li said he thought tree-planting had made no difference at all. "The sand is still moving. This can't be controlled," he said. "When the wind comes, it's usually really strong. No one can stop it." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRYW
April 18, 2021
An old family photo placed on a clock is seen at the house of shepherds Ding Yinhua and her husband Li...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
An old family photo placed on a clock is seen at the house of shepherds Ding Yinhua and her husband Li Youfu, in the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 18, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland but some of the farmers in Wuwei have begun to lose hope after decades trying to subdue the deserts. Despite the tree-planting, pastures have deteriorated in recent years as a result of declining rainfall in the spring and summer, Ding said. "It's just no good without rain. We don't have land so there's no other way: we just herd sheep. In 2015 and 2016, there was rain but since then there's been nothing, and you now have to wait until September," she said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRYC
April 18, 2021
Ding Yinhua, 69, a shepherd, kneads dough for next day noodles at her house, in the Gobi desert in Minqin...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Ding Yinhua, 69, a shepherd, kneads dough for next day noodles at her house, in the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 18, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland but some of the farmers in Wuwei have begun to lose hope after decades trying to subdue the deserts. Despite the tree-planting, pastures have deteriorated in recent years as a result of declining rainfall in the spring and summer, Ding said. "It's just no good without rain. We don't have land so there's no other way: we just herd sheep. In 2015 and 2016, there was rain but since then there's been nothing, and you now have to wait until September," she said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRY9
April 18, 2021
Ding Yinhua, 69, a shepherd, opens the gate of a pen for sheep and goats at her house in the Gobi desert...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Ding Yinhua, 69, a shepherd, opens the gate of a pen for sheep and goats at her house in the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 18, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland but some of the farmers in Wuwei have begun to lose hope after decades trying to subdue the deserts. Despite the tree-planting, pastures have deteriorated in recent years as a result of declining rainfall in the spring and summer, Ding said. "It's just no good without rain. We don't have land so there's no other way: we just herd sheep. In 2015 and 2016, there was rain but since then there's been nothing, and you now have to wait until September," she said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRY8
April 18, 2021
Li Youfu, 71, a shepherd, splits corn grains into cloth bags to feed his flock, at his house in the Gobi...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Li Youfu, 71, a shepherd, splits corn grains into cloth bags to feed his flock, at his house in the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 18, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland. Li said he thought tree-planting had made no difference at all. "The sand is still moving. This can't be controlled," he said. "When the wind comes, it's usually really strong. No one can stop it." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRY7
April 18, 2021
Li Youfu, 71, a shepherd, poses for a picture at his house in the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei,...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Li Youfu, 71, a shepherd, poses for a picture at his house in the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 18, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland. Li said he thought tree-planting had made no difference at all. "The sand is still moving. This can't be controlled," he said. "When the wind comes, it's usually really strong. No one can stop it." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS0Z
April 17, 2021
Shepherds Ding Yinhua, 69, and her husband Li Youfu, 71, pose for a picture outside their house in the...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Shepherds Ding Yinhua, 69, and her husband Li Youfu, 71, pose for a picture outside their house in the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 17, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland. Li said he thought tree-planting had made no difference at all. "The sand is still moving. This can't be controlled," he said. "When the wind comes, it's usually really strong. No one can stop it." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRYB
April 17, 2021
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 17, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRYA
April 17, 2021
Goats and sheep are seen in a pen outside shepherd Ding Yinhua's house in the Gobi desert in Minqin county,...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Goats and sheep are seen in a pen outside shepherd Ding Yinhua's house in the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 17, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland but some of the farmers in Wuwei have begun to lose hope after decades trying to subdue the deserts. Despite the tree-planting, pastures have deteriorated in recent years as a result of declining rainfall in the spring and summer, Ding said. "It's just no good without rain. We don't have land so there's no other way: we just herd sheep. In 2015 and 2016, there was rain but since then there's been nothing, and you now have to wait until September," she said. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRY5
April 17, 2021
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 17, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS0Y
April 16, 2021
Children walk next to a sand dune during a voluntary tree-planting event organised by their school and...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Children walk next to a sand dune during a voluntary tree-planting event organised by their school and the Wang family, on the edge of the Gobi desert, on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 16, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland. Experts say China's reforestation work has become more sophisticated over the years with the government benefiting from decades of experience and able to mobilise thousands of volunteers to plant trees, emulating frontline pioneers like the Wangs. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS0X
April 16, 2021
A tree is lifted with a crane before being placed on a truck at Toudunying state-owned commercial forest...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
A tree is lifted with a crane before being placed on a truck at Toudunying state-owned commercial forest estate in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert, on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 16, 2021. Over the last four decades, the Three-North Shelter Forest Programme tree-planting scheme, known colloquially as the "Great Green Wall", has helped raise total forest coverage to nearly a quarter of China's total area, up from less than 10% in 1949. In Hongshui trees have become a major part of the local economy and the area is dominated by a large state-owned commercial forest estate called Toudunying. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRYX
April 16, 2021
Wang Yinji, 53, plows the ground before planting straw to prevent sand movement, a practice known as...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Yinji, 53, plows the ground before planting straw to prevent sand movement, a practice known as "holding down the sand", during a voluntary tree-planting event organised by Yinji's family, on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 16, 2021. "The more the forest expands, the more it eats into the sands, the better it is for us," said Wang. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRYD
April 16, 2021
A tree is lifted with a crane before being placed on a truck at Toudunying state-owned commercial forest...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
A tree is lifted with a crane before being placed on a truck at Toudunying state-owned commercial forest estate in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert, on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 16, 2021. Over the last four decades, the Three-North Shelter Forest Programme tree-planting scheme, known colloquially as the "Great Green Wall", has helped raise total forest coverage to nearly a quarter of China's total area, up from less than 10% in 1949. In Hongshui trees have become a major part of the local economy and the area is dominated by a large state-owned commercial forest estate called Toudunying. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRY4
April 16, 2021
A worker lifts a tree from the ground at the Toudunying state-owned commercial forest estate in a village...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
A worker lifts a tree from the ground at the Toudunying state-owned commercial forest estate in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert, on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 16, 2021. Over the last four decades, the Three-North Shelter Forest Programme tree-planting scheme, known colloquially as the "Great Green Wall", has helped raise total forest coverage to nearly a quarter of China's total area, up from less than 10% in 1949. In Hongshui trees have become a major part of the local economy and the area is dominated by a large state-owned commercial forest estate called Toudunying. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRVW
April 16, 2021
Wang Yinji, 53, helps to install an information billboard outside the house where he used to live with...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Yinji, 53, helps to install an information billboard outside the house where he used to live with his family on the edge of the Gobi desert, on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 16, 2021. The family's painstaking work to rehabilitate marginal land has been promoted as an inspiration for the rest of the country, and they are the subject of government propaganda posters celebrating their role in holding back the sand. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS1E
April 15, 2021
Li Lanying plants a shoot of Huabang, a yellow flowering bush known as the "sweetvetch", while her son...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Li Lanying plants a shoot of Huabang, a yellow flowering bush known as the "sweetvetch", while her son Wang Yinji holds a bucket of water on the edge of the Gobi desert, on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. "The more the forest expands, the more it eats into the sands, the better it is for us," said Wang, who has taken over much of the backbreaking farming and planting while his father recovers from illness. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS1D
April 15, 2021
Wang Tianchang, 78, a veteran of China's decades-long state campaign to "open up the wilderness", helps...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Tianchang, 78, a veteran of China's decades-long state campaign to "open up the wilderness", helps his son Wang Yinji fill a water tank on the roof of their four-by-four, before driving into the desert to plant trees, at his house on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. "The more the forest expands, the more it eats into the sands, the better it is for us," said Wang Yinji. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS1A
April 15, 2021
Li Lanying, poses for a picture with shoots of Huabang, a yellow flowering bush known as the "sweetvetch",...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Li Lanying, poses for a picture with shoots of Huabang, a yellow flowering bush known as the "sweetvetch", as she plants them with her family on edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland. The flowering bush known as the sweetvetch has an 80% success rate even in harsh desert conditions and has become a key part of efforts to "hold down the sand". REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS19
April 15, 2021
Wang Tianchang, 78, a veteran of China's decades-long state campaign to "open up the wilderness", prepares...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Tianchang, 78, a veteran of China's decades-long state campaign to "open up the wilderness", prepares to light up his pipe at his house on the edge of the Gobi desert, on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. "If you want to fight the desert, there's no need to be afraid," sung Wang. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS16
April 15, 2021
Wang Tianchang, 78, and his family walk through square grids of grass and bushes planted by hand to prevent...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Tianchang, 78, and his family walk through square grids of grass and bushes planted by hand to prevent sand movement, a practice known as "holding down the sand", while planting Huabang, a yellow flowering bush known as the "sweetvetch", on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland. The flowering bush known as the sweetvetch has an 80% success rate even in harsh desert conditions and has become a key part of efforts to "hold down the sand". REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS15
April 15, 2021
Wang Yinji, 53, and his wife, Jin Yuxiu, trim a tree planted on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Yinji, 53, and his wife, Jin Yuxiu, trim a tree planted on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. "After 1999, when the tree-planting sped up, things got much better," said Yinji. "Our corn grew taller. The sand that used to blow in from the east and northeast was stopped." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS12
April 15, 2021
Wang Tianchang, 78, waters a tree planted on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Tianchang, 78, waters a tree planted on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. The Wangs have been fighting desertification since they settled on barren land near the village of Hongshui in Wuwei, a city in Gansu close to the border with Inner Mongolia, in 1980. A local institution in northwest China's Gansu province, Wang and his family lead busloads of young volunteers from the provincial capital of Lanzhou into the desert each year to plant and irrigate new trees and bushes. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS11
April 15, 2021
Workers water recently planted trees outside a village near the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Workers water recently planted trees outside a village near the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland with plans to increase total forest coverage from 23% last year to 24.1% by 2025. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRVV
April 15, 2021
Workers water recently planted trees outside a village near the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Workers water recently planted trees outside a village near the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS1C
April 14, 2021
A worker uses a planter to plant corn seeds on Wang Yinji's land in a village near the edge of the Gobi...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
A worker uses a planter to plant corn seeds on Wang Yinji's land in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 14, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS18
April 14, 2021
Wang Yinji, 53, carries a bowl of noodles in his kitchen at his home in a village near the edge of the...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Yinji, 53, carries a bowl of noodles in his kitchen at his home in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 14, 2021. "The more the forest expands, the more it eats into the sands, the better it is for us," said Wang. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS17
April 14, 2021
Wang Yinji, 53, sits in front of posters of late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong and Chinese President Xi...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Yinji, 53, sits in front of posters of late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong and Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan, while smoking at his house in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 14, 2021. "After 1999, when the tree-planting sped up, things got much better," said Wang. "Our corn grew taller. The sand that used to blow in from the east and northeast was stopped." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS14
April 14, 2021
Wang Yinji, 53, cleans the backyard of his house in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert, on the...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Wang Yinji, 53, cleans the backyard of his house in a village near the edge of the Gobi desert, on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 14, 2021. "After 1999, when the tree-planting sped up, things got much better," said Wang. "Our corn grew taller. The sand that used to blow in from the east and northeast was stopped." REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS13
April 14, 2021
Square grids of grasses and bushes planted by hand into the ground to prevent sand movement, a practice...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Square grids of grasses and bushes planted by hand into the ground to prevent sand movement, a practice known as "holding down the sand", are seen on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 14, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland with plans to increase total forest coverage from 23% last year to 24.1% by 2025. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRVX
April 14, 2021
Square grids of grasses planted by hand into the ground to prevent sand movement, a practice known as...
WUWEI, China
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time
Square grids of grasses planted by hand into the ground to prevent sand movement, a practice known as "holding down the sand", are seen on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 14, 2021. Tree-planting has been at the heart of China's environmental efforts for decades as the country seeks to turn barren deserts and marshes near its borders into farmland with plans to increase total forest coverage from 23% last year to 24.1% by 2025. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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RTX13WPS
September 23, 2013
Labourers work on the construction of an artificial lake near the Shiyang river in Wuwei, Gansu province...
WUWEI, China
Labourers work on the construction of an artificial lake near the Shiyang river in Wuwei, Gansu province...
Labourers work on the construction of an artificial lake near the Shiyang river in Wuwei, Gansu province September 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)
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September 23, 2013
A dry slope is seen near the Shiyang river on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province September 21, 2013....
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A dry slope is seen near the Shiyang river on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province
A dry slope is seen near the Shiyang river on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province September 21, 2013. Beijing blames climate change for wreaking havoc on scarce water resources, but critics say the country's headlong drive to build its industrial prowess and huge hydro projects are just as responsible. Hundreds of rivers have already vanished in northwestern Gansu, one of the country's driest regions. In the town of Minqin, residents said the problem was not new, with the nearby Shiyang river disappearing not because of temperature rises, but because a vast upstream reservoir built two decades ago to irrigate a large farm cut off their supply. Picture taken September 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY)

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September 23, 2013
A section of the Shiyang river is seen next to a coal thermoelectric plant in Wuwei, Gansu province September...
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A section of the Shiyang river is seen next to a coal thermoelectric plant in Wuwei, Gansu province
A section of the Shiyang river is seen next to a coal thermoelectric plant in Wuwei, Gansu province September 21, 2013. Beijing blames climate change for wreaking havoc on scarce water resources, but critics say the country's headlong drive to build its industrial prowess and huge hydro projects are just as responsible. Hundreds of rivers have already vanished in northwestern Gansu, one of the country's driest regions. In the town of Minqin, residents said the problem was not new, with the nearby Shiyang river disappearing not because of temperature rises, but because a vast upstream reservoir built two decades ago to irrigate a large farm cut off their supply. Picture taken September 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS ENERGY SOCIETY)

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July 02, 2009
Employees work at a shipbuilding factory in Wuwei county, Anhui province, July 2, 2009. New ship orders...
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Employees work at a shipbuilding factory in Wuwei county
Employees work at a shipbuilding factory in Wuwei county, Anhui province, July 2, 2009. New ship orders received by Chinese shipbuilding enterprises kept shrinking from January to May. Shipbuilders only received 1.18 million dwt of new ship orders in the first five months, plunging 96 percent from one year prior, Xinhua news agency reported. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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July 02, 2009
An employee works at a shipbuilding factory in Wuwei county, Anhui province, July 2, 2009. New ship orders...
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An employee works at a shipbuilding factory in Wuwei county
An employee works at a shipbuilding factory in Wuwei county, Anhui province, July 2, 2009. New ship orders received by Chinese shipbuilding enterprises kept shrinking from January to May. Shipbuilders only received 1.18 million dwt of new ship orders in the first five months, plunging 96 percent from one year prior, Xinhua news agency reported. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)
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July 02, 2009
An employee works at a shipbuilding factory in Wuwei county, Anhui province, July 2, 2009. New ship orders...
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An employee works at a shipbuilding factory in Wuwei county
An employee works at a shipbuilding factory in Wuwei county, Anhui province, July 2, 2009. New ship orders received by Chinese shipbuilding enterprises kept shrinking from January to May. Shipbuilders only received 1.18 million dwt of new ship orders in the first five months, plunging 96 percent from one year prior, Xinhua news agency reported. REUTERS/Jianan Yu (CHINA BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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