Cyprus at risk of becoming a desert island

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Cyprus at risk of becoming a desert island
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A toxic combination of decreasing rainfall, the abandonment of rural areas and an increase in water consumption over the past few decades has resulted in more than half the island of Cyprus being in immediate danger of desertification. 

 

Just 1.5 percent of the land area – the ridge of the Troodos mountain range – is not deemed to be at any such risk. Cyprus has always been a place of...


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Cyprus at risk of becoming a desert island


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