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  Dust 'is big environment problem'
Updated 20 August 2004, 15.11
Dust storm in Afghanistan
Dust clouds blowing across the Earth may pose a serious problem for the environment, a scientist says.

Professor Andrew Goudie told other geographers that dust was affecting coral reefs, climate change and even how we spread diseases to each other.

He said the amount of dust produced around the world was increasing, and much of it was blown long distances.

Cutting down forests to use the land to graze animals has been partly blamed for the rise in dust-producing areas.

In March 2005, a team will make a study of the Bodele depression in Chad, Africa, the world's biggest source of dust.

The research will try to see if dust in some areas is more important than pollution in affecting climate change.

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