BEIJING, December 21, Xinhua -- China's top legislature is deliberating on an amended draft law for the protection of wildlife with a focus on protection of habitat.

The draft is scheduled for its first reading at the bimonthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, which opened on Monday.

The current law was promulgated in March 1989. Wang Hongju, vice chairman of the Environment Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the NPC, said the law had promoted the protection of wildlife in the nation over the years.

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CALIFORNIA, December 19, Xinhua -- A recent NOAA study, published in the journal PLOS One, shows "living shorelines" — protected and stabilized shorelines using natural materials such as plants, sand, and rock — can help to keep carbon out of the atmosphere, helping to blunt the effects of climate change.

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HARARE, December 14, Xinhua -- China has donated vehicles and equipment to help Zimbabwe fight against wildlife poaching.

The donation, comprised of ten sport-utility-vehicles (SUVs), seven pickup trucks, eight lorries, ten graders, eight tractors, more than 100 mobile radios, tents, flash lights, patrol clothing and etc., is expected to be used to fight poaching at Hwange National Park, the country's largest wildlife sanctuary, and Mana Pools National Park, a World Heritage site in northern Zimbabwe.

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SAN JOSE, December 13, Xinhua -- The shared concern of China and Latin America for climate change presents opportunities for cooperation, leading experts said following the adoption of a historic climate deal in Paris.

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PARIS, December 9, Xinhua -- BASIC countries, namely Brazil, South Africa, India and China, on Tuesday called for a Paris climate agreement in accordance with the principles of equity and common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities.

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