‘Our biggest challenge? Lack of imagination’: the scientists turning the desert green

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: March 20

Year of Publication: 2021

Publication City: London, UK

Publisher: Guardian News & Media Limited

Author(s): Steve Rose

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In China, scientists have turned vast swathes of arid land into a lush oasis. Now a team of maverick engineers want to do the same to the Sinai.

Flying into Egypt in early February to make the most important presentation of his life, Ties van der Hoeven prepared by listening to the podcast 13 Minutes To The Moon – the story of how Nasa accomplished the lunar landings. The mission he was discussing with the Egyptian government was more earthbound in nature, but every bit as ambitious. It could even represent a giant leap for mankind.

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