Did you know? China is planting a belt of trees to protect land from the expanding Gobi Desert. This Great Green Wall is projected to extend some 4,480 kilometers (2,800 miles), stretching from outer Beijing through Inner Mongolia (Nei Monggol). Unfortunately, recent pressures to expand food production appear to have slowed this tree planting initiative. For more information view the text and data in Chapter 8 of Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
EPI's Director of Research Janet Larsen was interviewed for a Forbes article entitled "How Increased Meat Consumption In China Changes Landscapes Across The Globe." “Dramatic meat consumption in China is responsible for reshaping landscapes in the western hemisphere,” said Larsen. It is also affecting the health and well being of communities across the globe in ways we have not thought of before. Get the full article here.