Storygram: Jane Qiu’s “Trouble in Tibet”

Jane Qiu • November 7, 2017
PUBLISHED BY: Nature ON January 13, 2016
AAAS Kavli Award

In the northern reaches of the Tibetan Plateau, dozens of yaks graze on grasslands that look like a threadbare carpet. The pasture has been munched down to bare soil in places, and deep cracks run across the snow-dusted landscape. The animals’ owner, a herder named Dodra, emerges from his home wearing a black robe, a cowboy hat and a gentle smile tinged with worry. …

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Hester van Santen
PUBLISHED BY: NRC Media ON December 9, 2017
European Science Writer of the Year

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NASW Science in Society Award

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