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The Environmental Impact of not Having Paved Roads in Arid Regions: An Example from Mongolia

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    Locally also known as the Millennium Road and internationally also as Asian Highway 32.


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We gratefully acknowledge the valuable contributions of Ben Wielstra, Eric Smaling, Roel Slootweg, Tony Whitten, Claudia Heinze, Andre Kooiman, and D. Narantuya for reviewing and commenting on this paper.

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Keshkamat, S.S., Tsendbazar, NE., Zuidgeest, M.H.P. et al. The Environmental Impact of not Having Paved Roads in Arid Regions: An Example from Mongolia. AMBIO 41, 202–205 (2012).

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  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Satellite Imagery
  • Pave Road
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