tirsdag 20. oktober 2015

Rapid Economic Growth in China Is Chipping Away at Coastal Wetlands

Coastal wetlands in China have vanished at an alarming rate because of the country’s economic development, and current economic plans could diminish them to below the minimum needed for “ecological security,” including fresh water, fishery products and flood control, according to a report released on Monday by Chinese scientists and an American research center. The report, based on 18 months of research, says that “the primary driver for the reduced area of coastal wetlands is the large-scale and fast conversion and land reclamations of coastal wetlands.” Read more