New Scientist’s Hal Hodson describes research into the use of bacteria to combat...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jul 26, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been leaked and distributed online. Chinese journalists and bloggers often refer to these instructions as “Directives from the Ministry...
by samuel wade | Aug 12, 2011
Of the 400 million hectares of grassland that cover more than 40% of China, 90% has suffered some degree of deterioration. From China Daily. Gao Hongbin, vice minister of agriculture, made the remarks at a national work...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 30, 2011
Reuters reports the outbreak of further unrest in Inner Mongolia, with herders beaten and detained after protesting they expansion of a lead mine. The New York-based Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center said the...
by Samuel Wade | Jan 4, 2011
Chinese authorities have acknowledged that, while progress has been made in recent years, securing the country against encroaching deserts may take centuries. From Jonathan Watts in The Guardian: China has gained a sliver of...
by Samuel Wade | Nov 8, 2010
Danwei translates reports of a proposal to hydrate Xinjiang by pumping seawater 2,000 kilometres inland and 1,200 metres uphill from the Bohai Sea: The summit’s basic ideas on the subject of “Moving Seawater West; Bringing Bohai...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 8, 2010
Reuters reports: China’s Inner Mongolia region plans to speed up resettlement of nomads from their traditional grasslands to fixed homes in towns, as part of a conservation programme, a top official said on Thursday. The...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 11, 2009
French journalist René Vandergoten has shared with CDT his photographs from a recent trip to northwestern China, which beautifully depict the struggle of local farmers against the encroaching desert: Min Qin is an oasis located...
by Xiao Niu | Nov 29, 2008
According to People’s Daily Online, desertification is costing China 54 billion yuan every year. Tang Yuan, general director of the Research Department for Industry, Transportation and Trade, of the State Council...
by Michael Zhao | Dec 31, 2007
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