ZHEJIANG, December 29, Xinhua -- With help of local government, the school has established a "Green Bank" to recycle waste since May this year. Students can trade waste for plants and stationery in the "Green Bank", which helped improve their awareness of environmental protection. (Xinhua/Xu Yu)

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HUNAN, December 21, Chinadaily -- The Yingzhu Mountain and Tianhua Mountain tourism resorts, located in the towns of Fulin and Qingshanpu in Changsha county, have been upgraded to 3A-level scenic spots after being assessed by the Changsha City Tourism Attraction Quality Evaluation Committee.

The status upgrade brought the total number of A-level tourism spots in Changsha county to seven, the most prominent being the 4A-level Yang Kaihui Memorial Hall in Kaihui town.

Yingzhu Mountain attracts loads of tourists every year. It is approximately 509 meters above sea level and has more than 70 continuous ridges and peaks dividing the mountain into eastern and western sections. The forest coverage rate of the mountain exceeds 80 percent. The tourism resort contains various attractions, including terraces, pools, endless bamboo trees, and unusual rocks. It is home to the main battlefield of the Changsha Battle during the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1931-45). The ruins there have been well preserved.

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HENAN, December 14, China daily -- Photographers in a snowy field in Sanmenxia city, Central China's Henan province, captured golden pheasants, a bird species listed as a second-level protected wild animal.

The bird is also known as the "fire phoenix", due to its colorful feathers.

Local government said they have dedicated time and resources to bird protection and conservation since 2014.


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BEIJING, October 12 -- In order to promote forestry and grassland scientific and technological innovation, National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China initiated the preparation work in May this year. Recently, 110 organizations which join in the Forestry and Grassland National Innovation Alliance in the first round have been established in China.

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YICHUAN, September 17, Chinadaily -- Yinchuan, capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwestern China, is paying greater attention to environmental protection in response to the central government's call to maintain sustainable development.
Officials said the city had made significant efforts to curb desertification, increase reforestation and improve wetland protection over the past few years.

The 81,800-hectare Baijitan National Nature Reserve in Lingwu county in Yinchuan is on the edge of the Maowusu Desert, which covers an area of more than 40,000 square kilometers. The gradually expanding desert has been a critical problem constraining regional development since the 1950s.

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