In July, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled against China’s claims to...
Aug 12, 2011
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...
Jun 7, 2011
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...
Feb 28, 2011
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...
Jan 20, 2011
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...
Sep 20, 2007
Notwithstanding its protection of charismatic megafauna (i.e., big charming animals like the panda), China has done a terrible job preserving biodiversity. With the Chinese River Dolphin (ÁôΩÈ±ÄË±ö ) now functionally extinct, Asia Times comes through with an informative summary of the country’s failure to protect animal life within its borders: China has one of the […]
Mar 30, 2007
From ChinaDialogue: Scientists think there are around 320,000 different plant species on Earth – and China is home to around 10% of them. It is a treasure-house of biodiversity, yet it is growing and industrialising at breakneck speed. The pressure on China’s plant life is intense, as agriculture and industry demand ever more land. More […]
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