e grasslands. Having visited nearly every region of gr爱上海同城对对碰assland in China, I realize my passion for them is in my blood,” says Xin, 49.
A researcher and doctoral supervisor at the Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xin is also爱上海同城对对碰
the head of the national field station at the Inner Mongolia Grassland Ecosystem Research Station in Hulunbuir.
爱上海同城对对碰From 1988 to 1992, she studied ecology at Lanzhou University. In her sophomore year she condu
cted field research in a forest. A year later, she got the chance to embark on a study of the grasslands.
“Wandering around the forest is fun, but when I lie down on the grasslands under the blue sky, it feels like home,” Xin says.爱上海同城对对碰
She recalls a day when she was standing on the grasslands after the rain had stopped,
爱上海同城对对碰she caught sight of the mountains in the distance layered with different colors－the green grasslands below, then the purple-brown rho
dodendron bushes, the red bald mou上海品茶ntain, followed by its white snow-capped peak topped off with a white cloud hat.
“This image is so etched in my mind that it always reminds me of why I love the grasslands,” says Xin.
She was given the 2018 Technology Innovation Award by China Central Television and爱上海同城对对碰上海品茶
Chinese Academy of Sciences in January for her research on grassland ecology. And now, after sp
ending three decades studying them, Xin’s colleagues refer to her as “the daughter of the grasslands”.
爱上海同城对对碰上海品茶She says her main interest is the grasslands and through science she can actually do something for such ecos
ystems. She recalls how at the age of 11 her father first took her to the grasslands in the Gannan Tibetan auto
nomous prefecture, Gansu province, where she was stunned by the verdant world that unfolded in front of her.
moment” and feel comfortable spending on iconic items like diamonds for more instant gr爱上海同城对对碰atifications and self-motivation.
Her words echoed a study conducted by De Beers last year, which showed that Chinese millennials and Generation Z bought near
ly 80 percent of all diamond jewelry in China sold in 2017, compared to 60 percent for the United States.
While the giving of diamond jewelry as a token of love and commitment continues to constitu爱上海同城对对碰
te the majority of purchases, it’s encouraging to see these additional sour
ces of demand emerge, according to De Beers Chief Executive Officer Bruce Cleaver.
or three years爱上海同城对对碰 old when they were captured in Russia’s Arctic waters.
Conservationists, who have long called for the end of whale and dolphin entertainment shows, welcomed the move.
Cathy Williamson, who leads the End Captivity program at the Whale and Dolphin Conservat
ion charity group, said: “The world’s first whale sanctuary represents a pathway to the end of the keep
ing of whales and dolphins confined for entertainment. We are proud to be a partner of this important project that will improve welfare for these belugas, and sh
ow the world that there is an alternative to whale and dolphin captivity.”
The bay where the whales will now live, which is around 32,000 square meters and up to 10 meters
deep, has been netted off to ensure the whales cannot escape, given that they likely would not sur
vive in the wild. The bay was chosen for its natural sub-Arctic environment, which resembles belugas’ usual habitat.
Still, presidential vetoes occur more often than you might think. Every president since Garfield has vetoed at least
one bill. The younger Bush was the first president since John Quincy Adams to go a full four years without a veto, acco
rding to the Congressional Research Service. The House, which was Republican-led for Bush’s entire first term,
was protecting him from bills he opposed. Barack Obama, similarly, had help on Capitol Hill for most of his pr
esidency, just as Trump has. But Obama did veto two bills even when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress.
The President with the most vetoes was Democrat Roosevelt, wi
th 635, although he also served the longest in the White House (12 years). All those vetoes cam
e even though Roosevelt enjoyed Democratic majorities for his entire time in the White House.
If you plot vetoes alongside how closely aligned Congress is
to the president, it used to be quite common for a president to veto bills from a House and Senate ali
gned with him. This data comes from The American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara.