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CEF Intern Katie Lebling Cited by Bloomberg Businessweek

One of CEF’s research briefs about China’s distant water fishing was featured in Bloomberg Businessweek. It was written by one of our former interns (spring 2013), Katie Lebling, now a second year student at Johns Hopkins SAIS concentrating in China studies and energy, resources, and the environment.

The State of the Oceans 2013: Acidification, Overfishing Major Threats to Ecosystem Health

“The rate of speed of change in the global oceans are greater than [that] of any time in known history,” said Karen Sack of the Pew Charitable Trust, speaking at the Wilson Center on November 13.

China Environment Series 12

A Peek Inside This Issue

Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region: Cartography, Sovereignty, and Conflict

Contested Frontiers in the Syria-Lebanon-Israel Region studies one of the flash points of the Middle East since the 1960s—a tiny region of roughly 100 square kilometers where Syria, Lebanon, and Israel come together but where the borders have never been clearly marked. This was the scene of Palestinian guerrilla warfare in the 1960s and '70s and of Hezbollah confrontations with Israel from 2000 to the 2006 war.

China’s Distant Water Fishing Industry

Cosponsored by China Environment Forum, Environmental Change and Security Program and Africa Program.

Rock, Metal & Electronic

The discovery of gold in Sacramento Valley in 1848 drove three hundred thousand people to California, digging the ground and panning the rivers, chasing the dream of wealth in the Wild West. One and a half centuries later, China launched its own “Go West” movement with the Great Western Development Campaign. Over the past 15 years the central government has poured over half a trillion dollars into the west, aimed at raising the region’s economic standards while eyeing what attracted people to California in the mid-1800s: resources and wealth.

China WET featured on China Water Risk

On the 5 August 2013, the Woodrow Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum (CEF) and the Chinese environmental NGO Greenovation Hub came together to organize a diverse group of U.S. and Chinese experts in Beijing to participate in roundtable discussions on the Water-Energy Nexus. China Water Risk’s Ying Shen, gives us her three key highlights from the event.

China Tests New Strategy to Curb Coal Demand, Reduce Air Pollution, and Conserve Water

Faced with diminishing freshwater reserves and rising levels of toxic air pollution, China appears ready to begin curbing the primary cause of both harmful trends — the mining and burning of steadily increasing amounts of coal to serve the nation’s utility, chemical, cement, and manufacturing sectors.

New Visions for Citizen Science


The Wilson Center Presents a Roundtable in Open Innovation and Science:

New Visions for Citizen Science