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fall armyworm eating corn crop
The desert locust swarms that started in East Africa this February have spread to the Middle East and South Asia – and may reach East Asia. But despite Chinese concerns [...]
Thu, May 28, 2020
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“A perfect storm” of rampant deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of agriculture, intensive farming, mining, infrastructure development, and wild species exploitation is driving the spillover of diseases from wildlife to people, according [...]
Wed, May 27, 2020
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Although the Covid-19 pandemic continues to dominate headlines and policy discussions, there is plenty more wrong with the world that needs our attention. Take biodiversity – just last year, the [...]
Tue, May 26, 2020
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The 2020s have already proven to be replete with unprecedented challenges – and we're only a few months in. The coronavirus pandemic is underscoring the extent to which the world [...]
Tue, May 26, 2020
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Editor's Note: Updated 2020 quotas for central and local government bond issuance were approved by the National People's Congress on 28 May. Please refer to this China Dialogue article for [...]
Thu, May 21, 2020
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furs for sale at a fox farm in Heilongjiang, china
The coronavirus epidemic, and its suspected link to the consumption of wild animals, prompted the National People's Congress Standing Committee (NPCSC) to call for a ban on eating terrestrial wild [...]
Wed, May 20, 2020
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locust swarm in Islamabad, Pakistan
In south western Balochistan, a remote part of Pakistan, desert locusts are busy eating crops. According to residents of Garang, a poor, sparsely populated village in Washuk district which lies [...]
Wed, May 20, 2020
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Editor's Note: The 2020 Twin Sessions finished on 28 May. During the meeting, some highly anticipated policy items touched on by this article a week ago were confirmed: No GDP growth [...]
Tue, May 19, 2020
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The prominence of China's role in the global green shift currently underway may seem a paradox. Whilst it has been despoiling its own environment and that of some other countries [...]
Mon, May 18, 2020
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As the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) has assumed the status of a global pandemic over the past few months, a proliferation of commentaries have attempted to offer explanations for why [...]
Mon, May 18, 2020
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