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Messing with Nature: China Melting the Permafrost to Create Forests in Tibet

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China will use solar power to melt the permafrost in Nagqu, a near-polar climate in Tibet, so that trees can grow in the region. Nagqu is known for its extremely diverse wildlife, but extreme cold is believed to be the reason why trees cannot grow. According to the state-run People’s Liberation Army Daily news outlet, the absence of trees is causing mental breakdowns in Chinese military personnel... 

Deforestation severely affecting fish, new UK-Canadian study

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New research shows that deforestation imposes crisis in amount of available food for freshwater fish, resulting reduction in their size and consequently their population. The team of scientists from Canada and the UK found that where there was less forest cover or even no trees, the fish were undersized as well as with health problems. The study also indicated that the condition also influenced the... 
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