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Socio-Economic Growth Doesn’t Hurt Environment in China’s Vital Yangtze Region: Study

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Social and economic growth in China’s most economically vital lake basin, Yangtze river delta, no longer comes at the cost of the environment, an international study has found.

The study by researchers in China, France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Britain and South Africa shows that signs of a decoupling between economic growth and environmental degradation could be seen in China since the beginning of the century.

Using sedimentary DNA analysis and climate models, the team examined Lake Tai, also known as Taihu, in the Yangtze River Delta, that makes up 4% of the country’s land area but a quarter of its gross domestic product (GDP).

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