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Climate change in Mongolia destroying pastures

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A goat lies dead on a hillside in the Ulziit district of Bayankhongor in Mongolia. It is the victim of a dzud, a weather pattern that occurs when a dry summer is followed by a harsh winter. Photograph: Grace Brown/AP
Overgrazing and a cycle of summer drought and winter snow has degraded vital pastureland in Mongolia, killing livestock and jeopardising livelihoods

March 11, 2016 — Daashka and his brother tear across the Mongolian steppe on a motorbike in a desperate search for somewhere to graze their herds. Pastureland is dwindling rapidly as Continue reading Climate change in Mongolia destroying pastures

For Mongolians, climate change is as personal as it gets

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A family settlement in the deep mountains of Bayankhongor province in Mongolia. How is climate change affecting the lives of people in the country? Photo by: Lean Santos / Devex

March 9, 2016 —When the world adopted the newest climate agreement during the United Nations climate change conference — or COP21 — in Paris, France, last December, an urgent warning was Continue reading For Mongolians, climate change is as personal as it gets