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Third Pole Project was launched three years ago by www.chinadialogue.net, a not for profit web platform with offices in London, San Francisco, Delhi and Beijing. Established six years ago, its mission was to create a trusted, fully bilingual Chinese-English platform for news, analysis and opinion on climate change and the environment.
Permeable surfaces and green infrastructure are essential to absorbing rainwater, but China needs strong environmental governance and investment for this initiative to succeed.
Chinese scientists, with new data from satellites, have found that glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau are melting slower than expected.
Uncontrolled and mostly illegal extraction of sand and rocks from riverbeds for construction is killing rivers across South Asia and China, and must be tightly controlled.