Large scale study warns of unsustainable ecological decline in rural China

16 febrero 2015

The agricultural development of a region of eastern China is ecologically unsustainable and actions are needed soon to reverse its decline, according to a new study. The work used complex system science to examine the long-term health of the ecosystem of the Lower Yangtze River Basin, around Nanjing and Shanghai. Researchers found the region has been in environmental decline since it passed a tipping point in the late 1970s.