environmental destruction

Lithium Mining Crackdown Highlights Environmental Woes

A crackdown on rural Jiangxi’s lithium sector that might snarl global supply chains has cast a spotlight on the conflict between rural economic development and environmental protection. Earlier this week, investigation teams...

Three Fragile Gorges

“Cut off the clouds and rain of the Wu Mountain; build up high channel out of the flat lake (截断巫山云雨,高峡出平湖).” So wrote Mao Zedong when dreaming of a dam on the Yangtze River in 1956. Half a century later, the Three...

Growing Desert Closing in on Guansu Oasis Town – Lanzhou Morning Post

Worsening ecological degradation in China’s wild west, rom Lanzhou Morning Post (兰州晨报), translated by CDT: Xihu National Nature Preserve (西湖国家级自然保护区) sits in between Dunhuang (敦煌), Gansu’s oasis town, and China’s sixth largest desert, the Kum-tagh (库姆塔格). The 660,000-hectare region is the only green belt that shields lands to the east from marching sands coming out […]

A Lonely War on Forest Destruction – Fu Xueli

Hainan seems to be acting up to save its losing forests. Translated from Southern Breeze magazine: In early July, Hainan’s People’s Congress conducted a blanket examination of its forest resources. The island also...



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