Greening the desert with wastewater in Xinjiang

URUMQI: As the weather gets warmer in the city of Altay in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, forest ranger Song Shaojian leads his workmates into the woods to clean up ditches blocked by fallen leaves and weeds, preparing for the upcoming spring irrigation.

Located on the outskirts of Altay, the forest was a desert eight years ago.

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