Education, Skills and Learning

The 'living skin of the desert' helps protect the environment. Now it needs our protection

A farmer plants grass to stabilize sand dunes at the edge of the Mu Us Desert in Lingwu, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region March 12, 2009. China's environment watchdog said it will not compromise environmental standards in approving projects under the country's massive 4 trillion yuan ($585 billion) economic stimulus plan, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA AGRICULTURE POLITICS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS IMAGE OF THE DAY TOP PICTURE) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTXCOAV

Arid and semiarid ecosystems are expected to experience significant changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, which may affect soil organisms. Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Daniel Stolte
Science Writer, University of Arizona
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