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Content: Overall ecological system improving despite human activity China on Saturday began its second scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to assess the tremendous changes of the past decades due to climate change and human activities. Following an expedition in the 1970s  nike air force 1 dam höga  , researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) launched an expedition that will last five to 10 years. They will make a comprehensive survey of the plateau's glaciers, biodiversity and ecological changes, as well as monitor changes to the region's climate. Their first stop will be Serling Tso, a 2,391-square-kilometer lake that was confirmed to have replaced the Buddhist holy Namtso Lake as Tibet's largest in 2014. CAS will take more than 100 scientists to the lake area and to the source of the Yangtze, China's longest river, the Xinhua News Agency reported. To provide fundamental data for China's newest national park  nike air force 1 low dam rea  , the Third Pole National Park, Hou Juzhi, a CAS research fellow, told the Global Times that his team will conduct research on the lake sediments so that they can learn about the lake's climate, environment and ecological changes during the past 200 years. As the source of several major rivers, the plateau supplies water to nearly 2 billion people. It is facing serious challenges, including glacier melt and land deterioration due to global warming and human activities. Its ecology is fragile and once damaged  nike air force 1 low sverige  , it is difficult to recover, said Li Junsheng, an environmental expert at the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences. "This expedition will play a significant role in discovering new species. They will also seek to explain more natural mysteries and traces of human development [on the plateau]," Li said. Retreating glaciers China's first expedition to the plateau was in the 1970s, covering many fields, including geological structure, prehistoric life  puma basket heart vita  , geophysics, climate, zoology and botany. The new round of research will focus on the changes since then. Zhu Liping, a CAS research fellow leading the lake observation team, told Xinhua that the surface of Serling Tso Lake had expanded 40 percent between 1976 and 2009. Since 1990, water in the plateau's 1,000 lakes has increased by 100 billion cubic meters. "Glaciers on the Tibetan plateau are in retreat due to rising temperatures. Research shows that glacier ice has decreased by 8  puma heart basket suede sverige  ,000 square kilometers, or 15 percent, due to climate change. In the long-term, it will have a negative impact on the ecology of the downstream region," Li said, adding that permafrost melting would also lead to desertification and geo-engineering problems. A 2015 CAS report predicted that more than 80 percent of Tibetan Plateau permafrost could be gone by the year 2100, and that almost 40 percent of it would be gone within the "near future." The report said the plateau has already shown increasing desertification  puma suede heart satin sverige  , mainly around the source region of the Yangtze River, where the desert area has reached 33,200 square kilometers, or 66 percent of the total desert land around all the headwaters of China. Li added that human activities, such as overgrazing and illegal mining have also affected the plateau's ecosystem. Despite that, experts agreed that the overall situation of the ecological system on the Tibetan plateau is improving. The CAS report said the Tibetan plateau remains one of the world's cleanest regions. Pollutant levels recorded on the plateau are similar to those seen across the Arctic, and remain remarkably lower than densely-populated areas. The report attributed it to the efforts of forestry conservation and restoration. The new national park  puma basket heart patent sverige  , another major conservation effort, will be the world's largest, at some 2.5 million square kilometers. Researchers said part of the summer's expedition would be to establish the park boundaries, the South China Morning Post reported. On the archaeological front, scientists will look for evidence that can prove an earlier archaeological discovery of a Paleolithic ruin at Serling Tso, suggesting that humans might have lived there some 30,000 years ago. Archaeologists will try to answer why humans came to the plateau  puma basket heart sverige  , where they originated, and how they adapted to high-altitude living, said team leader Deng Tao, deputy director of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, under CAS. NAIROBI, June 21 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday officially handed over the first batch of 100,000 bags of relief food to Kenya for distribution to hunger-stricken citizens. Speaking during the handover ceremony in Nairobi  puma basket heart svart  , Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Xianfa said the consignment of rice is part of the 450,000 bags that Beijing pledged as food aid. "China has been sympathetic to the food shortage situation in Kenya that was occasioned by weather situation which has not been promising agriculturally. The Chinese people have always stood side by side with Kenyans and will always come to their aid when the need arises," Liu said. The delivery is part of the 21,366 metric tonnes of food aid worth 22.5 million U.S. dollars that will be distributed to suffering Kenyans throughout the country. The remaining batches of the food will arrive within the month of June, mid-July and the last batch will be delivered in August. 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