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(CNN)   Article on "the surprisingly simple technique that can turn deserts green". Thankfully the answer is not green paint   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-07-24 9:26:36 AM  
Regreening an area we fked up in the past is far different than trying to make grass grow in the actual desert.
 
2022-07-24 10:21:14 AM  
Arsenic from Salt Lake?
 
2022-07-24 10:40:11 AM  
Not much of an article,
 
2022-07-24 10:49:20 AM  
Paint?
 
2022-07-24 10:50:41 AM  
Water, and a really long hose?
 
2022-07-24 10:52:20 AM  

NorthernMT: Not much of an article,


Hey now, it's six whole paragraphs.  Seven run-on sentences.  Hell, they could have stretched it to like 8 or 9 sentences to please weirdos like you with an actual attention span.
 
2022-07-24 10:53:09 AM  

Fano: Water, and a really long hose?


You're half right.  No idea where they got that hose, though.
 
2022-07-24 10:55:51 AM  

NorthernMT: Not much of an article,


There's a link in there to the actual article.  Basically earthworks to catch rain water
 
2022-07-24 11:03:52 AM  
Back in the late 80's I went to CYPRESS GARDENS in Florida to work on a TV Commercial
(that's where Chicago Production Companies would film commercials in the winter, plus free vacation!)

There was a severe drought that year and everything was brown and looked terrible, but as we approached CYPRESS GARDENS we kept seeing billboards that advertised "ALWAYS GREEN!"

Sure enough when we arrived, CYPRESS GARDENS was indeed "Green".  Looked very impressive until we went into the parts where the public was not allowed.  There it was just as brown as the rest of Florida at the time.

If you looked carefully, you could see that everything had been sprayed with a variety of Turf Dyes.  They did a good job but it was still pretty weird to step away from what was visible to the public and go behind the scenes to see the "real" world.
 
2022-07-24 11:14:19 AM  
Imagine my thrill at landing in El Paso in the winter decades ago, to watch them spray paint the brown lawn at the airport.  Lawns were rare even back then.

With the extraordinary drought they may be using the water catcher fences.
 
2022-07-24 11:40:10 AM  
If you can trap enough rain water with a pile of dirt to grow grass then it isn't a desert.
 
2022-07-24 11:45:34 AM  
Talk about a bright green lie.
 
2022-07-24 11:52:11 AM  
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Turns desserts green in no time
 
2022-07-24 12:52:28 PM  
Turn your dessert into grasslands using this one weird trick.
 
2022-07-24 12:56:49 PM  
Beavers are the actual correct answer, but it takes a while
 
2022-07-24 12:59:18 PM  
Hah, beavers are more or less just advanced masters of the technique described in the actual article.
 
2022-07-24 1:07:19 PM  
Sandworms?
 
2022-07-24 1:27:29 PM  
Example of a bunding technique:
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2022-07-24 1:55:47 PM  

Johnson: Back in the late 80's I went to CYPRESS GARDENS in Florida to work on a TV Commercial
(that's where Chicago Production Companies would film commercials in the winter, plus free vacation!)

There was a severe drought that year and everything was brown and looked terrible, but as we approached CYPRESS GARDENS we kept seeing billboards that advertised "ALWAYS GREEN!"

Sure enough when we arrived, CYPRESS GARDENS was indeed "Green".  Looked very impressive until we went into the parts where the public was not allowed.  There it was just as brown as the rest of Florida at the time.

If you looked carefully, you could see that everything had been sprayed with a variety of Turf Dyes.  They did a good job but it was still pretty weird to step away from what was visible to the public and go behind the scenes to see the "real" world.


That's now a legoland theme park. They kept the gardens, though, so it's nice to get away from the mob with a walk through the gardens.
 
2022-07-24 6:43:33 PM  

Murflette: Regreening an area we fked up in the past is far different than trying to make grass grow in the actual desert.


OTOH, a whole lot of desert is that way because we farked it up in the past.
 
2022-07-24 7:38:23 PM  
The jet stream is broken.  I'm sure it will be fine pretty soon though.
 
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