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Appetite for Bamboo Is Damaging Forests

Bamboo is often marketed as a green wonder material, but its cultivation can be seriously destructive to local ecosystems. Sean Gallagher reports for the Pulitzer Center on surging bamboo production in Sichuan and its...

China’s Environmental Report Card

The Guardian’s Jonathan Watts assesses China’s recent environmental performance following the publication of the government’s annual “State of the Environment” report. He gives grades in areas from...

Fire Threatens Xishuangbanna Rainforest Project

A pioneering biodiversity project in southern China is under threat from forest fire, with flames leaping as high as 30 metres. From The Guardian: The project – which was launched about five years ago by the German biologist...

Yangtze Dam Threatens Fish Sanctuary

A freshwater reserve on the Yangtze, established to mitigate the impact of the Three Gorges dam, has come under threat, with potentially serious consequences for the country’s biodiversity and food security. From The...

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