Salt Costing Billions of Dollars, Thousands of Acres in Crop Yields

  • 2014•10•29     The Weather Channel

    Excerpt from the article by Michele Berger:

    Qadir and colleagues at United Nations University looked at data collected during the past three decades. Their research, published Oct. 28 in the U.N. journal Natural Resources Forum, revealed just what a toll salt is taking on arid and semiarid land around the world. “Turkmenistan has more than 50 percent of irrigated land affected by salt,” Qadir said. “There are a lot of salt-affected lands in India, Pakistan, China.”