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Two decades of studying pandas in a remote corner of China have provided lessons in sustainability that have resonated across the globe. The work is synthesized in the book "Pandas and People - Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability." 

Turns out, there’s a lot we’ve learned from pandas. Learn more...

 



 

 In the media

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Two decades of studying pandas in a remote corner of China have provided lessons in sustainability that have resonated across the globe. The work is synthesized in the book "Pandas and People - Coupling Human and Natural Systems for Sustainability." 

Turns out, there’s a lot we’ve learned from pandas. Learn more...

 


 

 In the media

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July 11, 2013

China’s 34-year-old Environmental Protection Law (EPL) was created when it made sense for legislators in a developing country to trade environmental well being for a boost to the gross domestic product (GDP).

Today, as China wrestles with pollution that is leaving its citizens gasping for clean air, worried about water quality and concerned for the safety of the food grown there, scientists including a Michigan State University (MSU) sustainability expert offer guidelines for revising the EPL to protect both humans and nature.

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July 1, 2013

In the past decade, China has sunk some impressive numbers to preserve its forests, but until now, there hasn’t been much data to give a true picture of how it has simultaneously affected both the people and the environment.

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March 12, 2013

China’s investment of money and decades to stem the tide of environmental destruction and protect its natural resources has done more than save flora and fauna – it has also provided a roadmap for itself and the rest of the world.

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Dec. 11, 2012

Mark ReyMark Rey, executive in residence for the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and CSIS, co-authored an opinion piece in the New York Times entitled "Could the Farm Bill Devastate America’s Birds?" this week, pointing out crucial conservation aspects nested in the current Farm Bill. 

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