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Telecoupling science shows China's forest sustainability packs global impact

December 19, 2013

deforestation in Wolong As China increases its forests, a Michigan State University (MSU) sustainability scholar proposes a new way to answer the question: If a tree doesn't fall in China, can you hear it elsewhere in the world? Because China's supersized global role makes each domestic decision a world event, MSU's University Distinguished Professor Jianguo "Jack" Liu shows how China's efforts to sustain forests influences other countries, and in turn how those changes may rebound to China. Full Story

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