Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

“Dust Bowl Worries Swirl Up As Shelterbelt Buckles”

In case you missed it, a version of our story on the impact of Oklahoma’s drought on the national shelterbelt program aired Sept. 10 on NPR’s “All Things Considered.”

In the 1930s, the Dust Bowl ravaged crops and helped plunge the U.S. into an environmental and economic depression. Farmland in parts of Texas, Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas disappeared. After the howling winds passed and the dust settled, federal foresters planted 100 million trees across the Great Plains, forming a giant windbreak that stretched from Texas to Canada.

Read more at: www.npr.org

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