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"In China, 64 Percent Say They Are Environmentalists -- Report"

"The survey by Dutch research agency Motivaction said in China, where public anger has mounted over hazardous levels of pollution in towns and cities, environmentalists had a greater sense of urgency about action needed to tackle the problem than Western counterparts, where the financial crisis has knocked environmental policy down the political agenda."

Source: Reuters, 05/08/2014

Tigers Forever

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"Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat"

By Steve Winter, with Sharon Guynup
National Geographic, $40

Reviewer: TOM HENRY

If you don’t hate wildlife poachers by the end of this book, you never will.

Yes, photographer Steve Winter captures the sheer awe, beauty and power of one of Earth’s most majestic creatures in “Tigers Forever: Saving the World’s Most Endangered Big Cat.” That’s an understatement.

"One-Fifth of China’s Farmland Is Polluted, State Study Finds"

"The Chinese government released a report on Thursday that said nearly one-fifth of its arable land was polluted, a finding certain to raise questions about the toxic results of China’s rapid industrialization, its lack of regulations over commercial interests and the consequences for the national food chain."

Source: NY Times, 04/18/2014

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