China’s Environment Disintegrates (Google / The Atlantic)

Read at : Google Alert – desertification

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/what-its-like-to-watch-chinas-environment-disintegrate-firsthand/253929/

What It’s Like to Watch China’s Environment Disintegrate Firsthand

An interview with journalist Sean Gallagher

Beijing-based videographer and photographer Sean Gallagher has been documenting China’s environmental problems from various perspectives since 2006 — covering everything from wetland disappearance, desertification, air pollution, to endangered species like the giant panda. Often backed by Asia Society’s Center on U.S.-China Relations and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Gallagher has raised awareness about the global impact of China’s rapid development. Gallagher points to China’s desertification problem,…

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About Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.
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