Developments in the desert

There are two distinct stories here sharing the common ground of desert. First, donor nations have pledged $14 billion dollars for a ‘Green Wall’ to hold back the desertification of land on the edges of the Sahara. “The project covers a strip of land stretching 8,000 km from the Atlantic to the Red Sea. Trees and grasslands will be planted, and projects launched to create sustainable ecosystems, supporters of the initiative say.” Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is planning THE LINE, a 170 km of car-free smart communities that run on 100% clean energy.

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