The Mongolian natural environment is in constant balance with its economic and mining interests, as such Mongolia’s environment is regularily a feature of the news. Below are featured the most relevant news concerning Mongolia’s natural environment.
In 1991, Russia cut off all aid to Mongolia causing a severe economic crisis. Mongolia had little to no access to fruits or vegetables for many years, forcing many Mongolians to experience serious hunger.
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are known for designing high-efficiency cookstoves for Darfur and Ethiopia. Now they are applying their expertise to the windswept steppes of Mongolia, whose capital city, Ulaan Baatar, is among the most polluted cities in the world.
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Tuesday agreed to help the Mongolian government investigate the ownership of a rare Tyrannosaurus bataar dinosaur skeleton that Mongolian officials say may have been smuggled from that country before it was auctioned in New York earlier this month.
Natural resources are depleting, and the depletion rate is speeding up with the fast growth of lower income countries, while the developed countries’ resource usage and environmental pollution levels are also increasing gradually.
Mongolia, the land of Genghis Khan and nomadic herders, is in the midst of a remarkable transition. Rich in coal, gold and copper, this country of fewer than 3 million people in Central Asia is riding a mineral boom that is expected to more than double its GDP within a decade.