18 Sep '11, 3am

176 Uninhabited Islands Across #China Were Given the Go for Public Development |@NRDC| #Environment

China’s State Oceanic Administration has published a guideline aimed at regulating land reclamation and protecting the environment of uninhabited islands. The document states that original landforms of any uninhabited islands should be protected, and any project that requires digging more than 30 percent of an uninhabited island should first gain unanimous approval by an expert panel. In April alone, a total of 176 uninhabited islands across China were given the green light for public development.

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/chinagreenlaw/china_env...

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