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Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Drought in Central and Southwest Asia
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Turkmenistan and Iran have become drier. Dust storms pick up large amounts of salt and dust as they pass over the Kara-Kum desert and the Caspian Seashore, depositing it in the Volga River valley where it impairs the fertility of arable land.