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Tunisia fighting to stave off Sahara

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posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 11:24 AM
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Tunisia fighting to stave off Sahara


www.washingtontimes.com

TOZEUR, Tunisia — Some are already at work when the gray November dawn begins to creep across the Sahara toward this "carpet capital" of Tunisia.

Turbaned and burnoosed against the bitter cold, paid about $80 a month, they erect barricades of tightly woven palm branches known as "tabia" to keep the wind-blown sand out and the roads open. They are the "unsung heroes" of Tunisia's army fighting desertification — an unwieldy word which Webster's New World Dictionary describes as
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posted on Nov, 20 2007 @ 11:24 AM
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I thought this was interesting, usually all you hear about is cities struggle with water threatening to engulf them. Here it's the desert closing in, and might one day threaten Europe across the Mediterranean.

Human and our constant struggle against nature, whether it be natural or man-made, seems to be ever increasing.

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