Nepal Fighting erosion with broom grass
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During the monsoon of July 2015, more than 30 people were buried by landslides in the Nepali region of Kaski. As climate change leads to increasingly powerful rainfall, local people are trying to protect themselves by building walls and drainage channels.
Yet their greatest hope could be a plant known as broom grass. Its roots keep the soil from eroding, helping to store water and prevent landslides. For those living in the ragged Himalayan landscape, this might just be the solution they need.
More info: Federal Ministry for the environment BMUB, IKI Project page: https://www.international-climate-initiative.com/en/news/article/green_roads_in_nepal_prevent_disasters/
Produced by: Wolf Gebhardt
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