Pioneering Chinese Rainforest Restoration Project Ablaze, Arson Possibly to Blame?


The Guardian reports that one of the world's most advanced rainforest restoration and research projects in the world, the Seeds of Heaven Biodiversity Research & Development Centre in the Bulang Mountains of southern China, is ablaze with 100' flames.

The flames appear to have spread from the direction of a neighboring cow farm. Local officials say the spark was deliberately lit to create a controlled firebreak. Others told the visiting group that the fire may have been part of an effort to clear land for the expansion of a cattle farm.
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