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Snowstorm Destroys Chinese Forests

Posted by feww on February 10, 2008

China provinces lose entire forests

Snowstorm destroyed a total of 17.3 million hectares of forests in 18 provinces in southern China. Monetary value of the losses, which amount to 10 percent of all forests in China, may reach $US3billion, according to the State Forestry Administration.

Bamboos collapse under the weight of snow in Xianning of Hubei Province
[Photo credit: Xinhua/China Daily]

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