Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Subprime Herders in Mongolia

This radio story by Luisa Lim is an excellent piece of environmental geography, as she weaves together connections among the world financial crisis, shoppers in the United States, and pastoralists in Mongolia. As the sparsely-populated country seeks financial relief, a trade-off between overgrazing and damaging gold mining looms.
The only thing the web page for the story lacks is a map of Mongolia, which may be unfamiliar to most listeners and readers

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