Hyundai is partnering with the Korean Federation For Environmental Movement in a project to turn 50 million square kilometers of Mongolian desert into grassland. The area targeted is one of the main sources of the yellow dust storm that flies across China, Korea, Japan and Russia every spring. The dust plumes are an increasing worry because of the toxins and bacteria that they carry with them.
“Expansion of deserts in China is not only destroying the local ecosystem but also affecting the whole Far East,” said Seol Young-heung, Hyundai Motor vice president.
Shanghai measured an astonishing 500 air quality index last year during the storms, anything over 300 is considered hazardous. Hyundai’s project aims to plant weeds that can endure the soil, in hopes that the eco-system will take hold and regenerate the area.
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