China Green Bulletin: Poyang Lake Project Ignites Environmental Concerns
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Poyang Lake is China’s largest freshwater lake. Authorities are considering a multibillion-dollar water-control system to avoid dramatic seasonal shrinkage in the lake, located in Jiangxi province. While the provincial government said its plan will help the area adapt to climate change, some environmentalists said the structure to keep water from draining into the Yangtze River during the winter will impact 1 million migratory birds, endangered finless dolphins, fish and plant life. Read part one here and part two here for this China’s new green debate.
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