Mexican Dairy Farming Threatens Mexico's Rare Desert Oasis
Farmers are tapping underground
water supplies to grow green alfalfa leaves to feed dairy cows in
Cuatro Cienegas pools, which could dry the water within a decade.
This area is considered very valuable to NASA researchers because
sicne the 170 cactus-ringed pools at Cuatro Cienegas contain fish,
snails, turtles, bacteria and unique living rock structures that
offer a glimpse of the life forms that flourished on earth 200
million years ago.
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The negative effects of modern
agriculture can be so detrimental that they could wipe out from
Earth invaluable flora and fauna. Humanity usually doesn’t think
that the damage is irreparable, but sometimes it can be.