National Geographic : 2004 Mar
.w to stop floods and arrest erosion by planting trees on slopes in major watersheds. Near the Yellow River (above) thirsty seedlings (Jet it splash of water. Another challen(fe for China is skies dirtied by burning fossil fuels. - the source of 71) percent of the nation's energy 'processed at plants such as one in Shanxi Province (below left), where workers stack coal bricks. But winds of change are blowing: Gusts in the Xinjiang region whip up sandstorms and cause erosion but can also be harnessed as at the Dabancheng wind fan iii (below), (Ill rla's tar (Jest, which now (Jenerates it token contriblltuoil to the areas electricity.