Richard Stone oversees Science Magazine’s Asia news coverage. He opened Science’s Beijing bureau in October 2007 after a two-year stint in Bangkok. His writing has also appeared in Discover, Smithsonian, and National Geographic, and he is the author of Mammoth: The Resurrection of an Ice Age Giant.

 

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On Lake Taihu, China Moves To Battle Massive Algae Blooms

by richard stone
For two decades, the once-scenic Lake Taihu in eastern China has been choked with devastating algae blooms that have threatened drinking water for millions. Now, in a move that could provide lessons for other huge lakes worldwide, China is taking steps to restore Taihu’s ecological balance.
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Massive Outbreak of Jellyfish Could Spell Trouble for Fisheries

by richard stone
The world’s oceans have been experiencing enormous blooms of jellyfish, apparently caused by overfishing, declining water quality, and rising sea temperatures. Now, scientists are trying to determine if these outbreaks could represent a “new normal” in which jellyfish increasingly supplant fish.
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On China’s Beleaguered Yangtze, A Push to Save Surviving Species

by richard stone
The Yangtze has been carved up by dams, used as an open sewer, and subjected to decades of overfishing. Now, Chinese scientists — alarmed by the disappearance of the Yangtze river dolphin and other creatures — are calling for a 10-year moratorium on fishing in the world’s third-longest river.
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