Why Bhutan's Sakteng wildlife sanctuary is disputed by China

Tiny Bhutan is feeling the squeeze as its giant neighbours China and India vie for territory.

bbcnews
Nov. 25, 2020 ~7 min

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Chang'e 5: China launches sample return mission to the Moon – is it winning the new space race?

Some people are nervous about China's growing capabilities when it comes to space exploration.

John Bridges, Professor of Planetary Science, University of Leicester • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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Chinese spacecraft sets off on Moon sample quest

The robotic Chang'e-5 mission aims to return the first lunar rocks to Earth in more than 40 years.

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Nov. 23, 2020 ~5 min

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Chang'e 5: China to launch sample return mission to the Moon – is it winning the new space race?

Some people are nervous about China's growing capabilities when it comes to space exploration.

John Bridges, Professor of Planetary Science, University of Leicester • conversation
Nov. 23, 2020 ~6 min

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China seeks to retrieve first Moon rocks since 1970s

The Chang'e-5 probe is hoping to assist in better understanding the Moon's origin and formation.

bbcnews
Nov. 22, 2020 ~1 min

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American timber industry crippled by double whammy of trade war and COVID-19

Wood, a major export of the US, has taken a hit from international tariffs compounded by COVID-19.

Andrew Muhammad, Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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A hunk of Earth’s surface lies 400 miles under China

A piece of Earth's lithosphere deep below China offers clues about the fate of tectonic plates that sink deep in Earth's mantle.

Jade Boyd-Rice • futurity
Nov. 16, 2020 ~8 min

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200 years ago, people discovered Antarctica – and promptly began profiting by slaughtering some of its animals to near extinction

For 200 years, a small number of countries have exploited the marine wildlife of Antarctica, often with devastating impact on their populations.

Alessandro Antonello, Senior Research Fellow in History, Flinders University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2020 ~8 min

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Fact-checking the US and China on climate and environment

We fact-check US and Chinese claims about CO2 emissions, plastic waste and illegal timber.

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Nov. 13, 2020 ~5 min

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Central Asia risks becoming a hyperarid desert in the near future

We found evidence of irreversible ecological breakdown millions of years ago – this time round, we should heed the warning signs.

Natasha Barbolini, Senior postdoctoral fellow in palaeoecology, Stockholm University • conversation
Oct. 29, 2020 ~7 min

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