China’s mountainous areas explore new ways to generate wealth through green assets

*  In recent years, counties located in the Dabie Mountains including Yuexi, Huoshan and Jinzhai in east China’s Anhui Province have successively become the practice and innovation base for the “two mountains” concept, according to which “lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets.”

*  Guided by this concept, different areas in the Dabie Mountains are exploring the new path of green development based on their local realities.

HEFEI, June 19 (Xinhua) — After receiving a notice to move out of the mountains of Yuexi County in east China’s Anhui Province where he has lived for decades, Zhang Zeren, although a little reluctantly, decided to comply.

A biodiversity conservation center is to be built in this place and a high-end ecological health and wellness industry will be developed based on the conservation center.

“Utilizing the green resources while protecting them rather than leaving them hidden deep in the mountains is an excellent approach,” said Zhang, a forest ranger.

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Alaska man found clinging to ice chunk after frozen shoreline breaks off Jamie Snedden was expected to recover after he was swept 300 yards into Cook Inlet and spent more than 30 minutes in frigid water

Jamie Snedden was swept into Cook Inlet, above. Photograph: Mark Thiessen/AP

An Alaska man walking on a shoreline wound up clinging to a chunk of ice for more than 30 minutes in frigid water when the shoreline ice broke loose and carried him out into Cook Inlet.

Jamie Snedden, 45, of Homer, was rescued on Saturday near the community of Anchor Point on the Kenai Peninsula. He was taken to a hospital, where he was treated for hypothermia. He was expected to fully recover, Alaska wildlife troopers said.

Snedden “was reported to have been walking along the shoreline on the ice when it broke free and drifted into Cook Inlet with the outgoing current”, a troopers spokesman, Tim DeSpain, said in an email to the Associated Press on Monday.

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IPCC issues ‘bleakest warning yet’ on impacts of climate breakdown

Wildfires tearing through a forest in the Chefchaouen region of northern Morocco. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Report says human actions are causing dangerous disruption, and window to secure a liveable future is closing

Even at current levels, human actions in heating the climate are causing dangerous and widespread disruption, threatening devastation to swathes of the natural world and rendering many areas unliveable, according to the landmark report published on Monday.

“The scientific evidence is unequivocal: climate change is a threat to human wellbeing and the health of the planet,” said Hans-Otto Pörtner, a co-chair of working group 2 of the IPCC. “Any further delay in concerted global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window to secure a liveable future.”

Droughts, floods, heatwaves

In what some scientists termed “the bleakest warning yet”, the summary report from the global authority on climate science says droughts, floods, heatwaves and other extreme weather are accelerating and wreaking increasing damage.

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HERE’S THE LIST: 1,000 Different Studies Show Extensive Evidence of COVID-19 Vaccines Adverse Events

Are you tired of debating with your liberal friends and family on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Informed Choice Australia made a list of ‘peer-reviewed’ medical papers submitted to various medical journals, showing extensive evidence of adverse events in the COVID-19 vaccines.

The list only includes the studies made up to January 20 concerning the adverse reaction from COVID-19 vaccines, such as myocarditis, thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, vasculitis, cardiac, Bell’s Palsy, immune-mediated disease, and many more.

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