Mankind is facing more and more challenges to protect regional biodiversity and need cooperative efforts to tackle the situation. That is what brings tropical biologists and conservation scientists from countries in the Asia-Pacific region together for the Annual meeting 2017 of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) Asia-Pacific Chapter, looking for ways to build conservation research capacity in the Asia-Pacific region.
Soil Restoration Projects Proposed[Mar 30, 2017]
China's leading scientific institute will invest 20 million yuan ($2.9 million) over the next 18 months in projects that tackle heavy metal pollution in soil, as part of efforts to safeguard food and water security, the Chinese Academy of Sciences said on Wednesday.
China Announces 10 Science-themed Tourist Destinations[Mar 30, 2017]
On March 28, China announced the first batch of the country's best science-themed tourist destinations, with the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), Three Gorges Dam on Yangtze River and Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center all on the list.
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) said Wednesday it would fund 11 major programs in various fields including agricultural science, technology and biotechnology this year, with a total investment of 190 million yuan (about 27.6 million U.S. dollars). CAS hopes that the programs will boost the transformation and upgrading of related industries and generate direct economic and social benefits.
A botanic garden in a Xinjiang desert announced Tuesday that the number of seedlings it fostered for sand control has exceeded 1 million. A new group of 100,000 sacsaoul and 10,000 nitraria plants -- bushes that anchor the sand with their roots -- will be transported to nearby oil fields and other sites.
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