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A Changing Landscape

In the Gobi Desert, things are changing. Mining has  come to Mongolia. Next to the world's largest gold and copper mine, Oyu  Tolgoi, is the town of Khanbogd . Exploration and preparation of the  mine has caused a boom in this once sleepy town. While the population  has more than tripled, resources in the town remain scarce.

The mine has created jobs and great impact on Mongolia's economy, but other impacts of the mine are still unknown. A Changing Landscape  examines both positive and negative effects of mining in Mongolia,  focusing on the town closest to the mine — Khanbogd.

Source: Jonah Kessel
New York Times