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Climate change made Europe’s extreme drought 20 times more likely, scientists say – POLITICAL

The “fingerprints” of climate change are all over the drought that threatened crops and disrupted power supply in the Northern Hemisphere this summer, scientists say. As record-breaking heat desiccated soils and dried up rivers across Europe, China and the United States, experts called it a glimpse of the new normal – a warning backed by …

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Wildlife conservation is all down to humans, professor says

A Tibetan wild donkey makes its way toward a newly built path in Madoi county, Golog Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Qinghai province. XU HAOYU / CHINA DAILY Analysis of millions of infrared photos and tens of thousands of videos shows that the Sanjiangyuan area in the heart of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau has one of the most …

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North China’s largest freshwater lake reflects conservation benefits-Xinhua

* Weishan Lake, the largest freshwater lake in northern China, is also a hub of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal – a world heritage site. However, local traditional industries used to cause serious pollution in the lake. * In contrast to the overdeveloped fishery in the past, the local government has developed a new model of …

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Remarkable achievements made in nature conservation over past decade-Xinhua

Aerial photo shows staff workers patrolling in Changpoling National Forest Park in Guiyang, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, July 13, 2022. (Xinhua / Yang Wenbin) BEIJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) – Over the past decade, China has stepped up efforts in promoting the harmonious coexistence of human and nature and has achieved remarkable results in preserving natural …

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Semiconductor alliances between US and Asia could hold back China

Leading chipmaking nations including the US are forming alliances, in part to secure their semiconductor supply chain and to stop China from reaching the cutting-edge of the industry, analysts told CNBC. Places including the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, which have strong semiconductor industries, have looked to forge partnerships around the critical technology. …

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Indonesia’s electric vehicle batteries dream has a dirty nickel problem

Indonesia — the world’s largest nickel miner — is making moves to become a key player in the electric vehicle supply chain. Most of Indonesia’s nickel output is currently Class 2 nickel, a low-purity type used for stainless steel. The country’s government and the mining sector are determined to transform its nickel industry to meet …

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Amid Western sanctions, China’s yuan has its moment in Russia | Russia-Ukraine war News

The Chinese yuan is rapidly gaining popularity in Russia amid Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine. Trading on the Moscow Exchange, the currency has risen more than 50 fold this year, jumping from 0.5 percent of the total transactions in January to 26 percent in August. It is increasingly used in Russia’s international trade …

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China’s imports of Russian coal hit 5-year high as ties deepen | Business and Economy

Russian coal imports reach 8.54 million tonnes in August amid soaring energy demand in the world’s second-largest economy. China’s imports of Russian coal hit a five-year high in August, the latest sign of Chinese trade providing Moscow with an economic lifeline as it faces international isolation over its war in Ukraine. Shipments of Russian coal …

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