Ugh:

China is ordering 100,000 ethnic Tibetans to give up their traditional nomadic habits and settle in towns because their way of life is threatening the environment, state press reported Tuesday.

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Glaciers in the province where the herders live are an initial source for both the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers; somehow we imagine that the impact on the rivers from overgrazing and erosion pales in comparison to the Chinese government’s efforts to build gigantic industrial towns on the rivers’ banks.

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