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An early history of rice

July 26, 2010 – 11:35 am
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When did rice change the planet? Rice is the most important food crop on earth, feeding more than half of all humans. Most is produced in Asia in the flooded paddy systems that form the …

China’s villages are changing the world

January 8, 2010 – 8:35 pm
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If you still think of rural China as remote, traditional, and unchanged for millennia, think again. China’s ancient village landscapes are among the most dynamic and densely populated on Earth, with a global extent more …

China is burning (carbon) for you

November 15, 2009 – 4:43 pm
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Do not ask for whom China’s carbon burns, it burns for you! A new article in press at Energy Policy by Lin and Sun assesses the extent of carbon emitted to the atmosphere in China …

A New Wetlands Map for China

March 13, 2009 – 12:41 pm
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by Diann Prosser
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has recently released the first comprehensive digital map of wetlands across China, based on remote sensing imagery. The effort was led by PengGong, of CAS Institute …

Forest change in China

January 14, 2009 – 10:43 am
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An interesting new historical study of forest cover change in China from 1700 to present reveals that up to the 1960s, deforestation prevailed, while since the 1960s, forests have been recovering.
Read the paper by Fanneng …

China’s rural revolution

December 30, 2008 – 1:34 pm
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China’s explosive economic growth has awed the world, and is now felt in every corner of the Earth. As a result, earth systems are being changed at unprecedented rates, while bringing more people into a …

Dynamics of village change in China’s Yangtze Delta (new publication)

December 27, 2008 – 12:42 pm
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 China’s Yangtze Delta (also known as the Tai Lake Region) is home to some of the world’s most ancient anthropogenic landscapes. Rice was likely domesticated here 8,500 years ago, and the region’s nickname “land of …