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2023 in review: Top environmental issues



In 2023, the team of environment enthusiasts at CGTN Nature launched the series "Environment Buzzword" to dig deeper into the top environmental issues facing our planet.

We contacted residents in Greenland to learn about the impact of melting glaciers and, much to our surprise, learned that not everyone there sees climate change as a threat — at least for the time being. We spoke to locals in wildfire-ravaged areas to understand why such catastrophes are becoming more frequent and how they manage to live in these hotspots. We also investigated the mass deaths of birds due to plastic pollution and reported on seals trapped by flesh-cutting "necklaces" made of fishing nets, among other hair-raising topics.

In 2024, CGTN Nature will continue to report on major environmental issues and explore actions needed for a way out. Our mission continues.

Editors: Chen Chen, Xu Wen, Gao Yuxin

Video editor: Gao Yuxin

Cover image designer: Li Jingjie

Chief editors: Wang Dewei, Yang Yan

Producers: Zhou Jun, Xing Fangyu

Special thanks to: Amy Cardinal Christianson, Bob Ward, Christine Figgener, Evangelos Achilleos, Hayley Charlton-Howard, Jackie Suggitt, Jeanette Rotchell, Marcus Eriksen, Philip Zylstra, Victor Steffensen, William Colgan

(If you have specific expertise and want to contribute, or if you have a topic of interest that you'd like to share with us, please email us at nature@cgtn.com.)

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