China Biodiversity Observation Network for better global sustainability developments

China BON serves as the largest biodiversity monitoring network in Asia and consists of 749 sites, including 380 bird sites (2516 line transects and 1830 point transects), 159 amphibian sites (2076 line transects and 310 groups of fence traps), 70 mammal sites (348 plots and more than 10,200 infrared cameras), and 140 butterfly sites (721 line transects).

Molecular signature of soil organic matter under different land uses in the Lake Chaohu Basin

The molecular signature of SOM varies significantly with land use in the Lake Chaohu Basin, influencing carbon dynamics. Forest SOM has abundant carbon contents from vegetation and condensed organic carbon, leading to high soil organic carbon (SOC) concentration. Farmland SOM has moderate carbon contents from vegetation, and limited content of condensed organic carbon, with SOC significantly lower than that of forest soils. Urban SOM has high abundance of condensed organic carbon markers due to anthropogenic activities but relatively low in markers from vegetation.

COPD deaths attributable to ozone in 2019 and future projections using the WHO AQG 2021 in urban China

We aimed to investigate the premature COPD deaths attributable to ozone in 2019, taking the WHO AQG 2021 level into account to determine the gap to bridge ozone control in China.

Heavy metals in agricultural soil in China: A systematic review and meta-analysis

We extracted and examined data from 276 publications between 2010 and 2021 covering five major grain-producing regions in China. Spatiotemporal evolution characteristics of main heavy metals/metalloids was obtained by meta-analysis.

Criteria air pollutants and hospitalizations of a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases: a nationwide case-crossover study in China

This nationwide case-crossover study in China demonstrated that short-term exposure to multiple ambient air pollutants may significantly increase the risk of cause-specific CVD hospitalizations even under the most stringent air quality regulations, striking an alert for potential CVD patients against these environmental risk factors.

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