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Dust storms are on the rise in the Southwest. That could harm health

Dust storms are on the rise in the Southwest. That could harm health. Exposure to dust storms can cause eye irritation and in some cases, severe respiratory distress.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping calls for greater efforts to fight desertification

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a greater effort to tackle desertification as he warned the number of dust clouds hitting the north of the country had increased as a result of climate change.

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More frequent dust storms could be in our future

A combination of climate change and unsustainable agricultural practices could lead to Dust Bowl–like conditions.

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NOAA image catches wildfire smoke and dust on collision course

A time-lapse image of smoke from wildfires in New Mexico and dust from a storm in Colorado illustrates the scope of Western catastrophe.
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Dust storms more likely in Utah as drought persists

Is it possible for another big dust storm, like the one that led to the deaths of eight people on Sunday, to happen again in Utah? University of Utah professor Dr. Kevin Perry says it's likely because dust storms are "becoming more common."

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