Sahara dust storms blamed on 4X4s


By Andrew Cawthorne LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Dust clouds from the Sahara Desert have grown tenfold over the last half century and threaten the global climate -- but don't blame the camels. "Toyota-isation", or the increasing numbers of four-wheel drive vehicles speeding over the sand, has become a major factor exacerbating the problem, a British expert said on Friday. "It's the Toyota or Mitsubishi or whatever it may be that's replaced the camel for many people there. And they charge ...

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