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Tibetan Nomads Struggle as Grasslands Disappear From Roof of World

"Like generations of Tibetan nomads before him, Phuntsok Dorje makes a living raising yaks and other livestock on the vast alpine grasslands that provide a thatch on the roof of the world. But in recent years the vegetation around his home, the Tibetan plateau, has been destroyed by rising temperatures, excess livestock and plagues of insects and rodents."

Source: Guardian, 09/03/2010
September 15, 2014

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