By the mid-20th century, freshwater reaching the Caspian was reduced by the expansion of irrigation in the lower Volga.
According to some reports, up to 50 percent of the lake dropped, exposing as much as 15,000 square of farmland.
In the lands that were irrigated, there was an increase.
After reaching a low point in the late 1970s, the salinization resulted in extensive cropland abandon.
Efforts are being made in the north.
Problems were made to address by this enlargement.
Some newly reclaimed farmlands were ing in early 2013, for example.
In order to stop the spread of desert sands, Turkmenistan started a massive tree-planting campaign in 2015.
Pollution from the oil industry is the most serious environmental threat at the moment.
Most of Central Asia is too dry for forests to support water development projects.
It was well wooded to be concerned about shortages in tains.
The North China Plain is made up of extensive forests that can be found only in the wild gorge country of the eastern Tibetan headwaters of the Yangtze River, and in some of the more remote west and north-facing areas.
This and other transfer schemes threaten the slopes of the Tien Shan, Altai, and Pamir mountains, and in several large Tibetan wetlands.
There are some Central Asian people.
Reducing stream flow in some areas has been caused by the overgrazing of the Tibetan Plateau woodlands.
Desertification and Deforestation are issues in Central Asia.
Several akan deserts have spread southward in the east, encroaching on settled oil and natural gas fields.
Some farmers are exporting energy to eastern China.
The houses are held multiple times to avoid the sand.
The majority of China's fossil fuel reserves are linked to the government and they are trying to help the country's major population centers by stabilizing the dunes.
It has been upstaged by a second and dust storms have increased in frequency across much of 5, 650-mile West-East Gas Line.
There is a third West-East gas line.
The Soviet "Virgin Lands Campaign" of the 1950s took place in the northern part of the country.
Many of the lands have been returned to natives for selling fossil fuels.
In 2015, erosion stripped away most of their exports, which were derived from oil and natural gas.
Desertification has long been a problem in China.
The region used to be mostly covered by grassland.
Sand dunes and barren salt-flats expanded due to misuse.
Sand dunes can smother pastures and croplands.
Dust storms can be seen as far away as Beijing and beyond due to the negative effects of desertification.
In recent years, China's government, local authorities and business people have worked together to stop desertification across much of the region.
The area covered by extreme deserts in northern China shrank from 2005 to 2010 by an estimated 663 square miles.
The planting of vegetation on the dunes is the key process here.
Plants will send roots to hold the sand in place if they are successful.
Some help to become established is what these plants need.
The best way to create squares is to cover the sand with a mesh of wheat straw.
The straw temporarily protects the sand until the new plants take root.
The private Chinese company Elion Resources Group has been working with local and regional governments since the mid 1990s to revegetate vast expanses of barren land, one of the most successful examples of reversing desertification.
In the north, transportation is halted.
After a lot of trial and error, Elion researchers learned how to replant trees in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
There was a plant that was thriving on the former dunes.
Elion Resources learned that it could make a lot of money from the sale of Licorice root, which is used in the pharmaceutical industry.
The company's chair in 2012 was Wang Wenbiao.
The first derrick going up in of water into its farmlands was feared to diminish the flow exploited in modern times.
The fourth largest reserves of natural gas in the world are held by Turkmenistan.
Climate experts predict that Central Asia will be hard and Afghanistan will be hard because they don't have enough oil or gas.
Taking advantage of the increases in temperature, the Tibetan Plateau has already seen marked for over 90 percent of its electricity.