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Mystery of the dust storms sweeping the world

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This year has seen a rash of massive dust storms around the world that have led to travel chaos and blocked out sunlight - but experts cannot pinpoint the reason behind the spate.

This week incredible footage showed the moment an unusual 'apocalyptic' dust storm, known in Arabic as a haboob, struck Belarus, turning day to night, and China has suffered four massive sandstorms since the start of the year.

Some experts have said that climate change bringing excessive heat can make some areas more susceptible to dust storms, but one European scientist pointed out that the number of dust storms over the decades has always been variable.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3043849/Mystery-surrounds-spate-huge-dust-storms-world-year-grounded-flights-blotted-sun.html

 
 
 

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