The Digital Journalist
© James Whitlow Delano
Three tools are used for holding back the desert's advance, or as the Chinese say, taming the Yellow Dragon. The first are grids of straw matting to hold the dunes in place. The second is tree planting. Many experts believe this does more damage than good, though, because trees consume large amounts of water. The third is water diverted from the Yellow River. Near Yingshuiqiao, Ninxia, China.