The ancient plant and tree communities of China are in a state of crisis.
In the aftermath of the 2011-12 floods, the Chinese government declared an emergency and declared that the country was in a severe drought.
The government had already issued more than 1,000 warnings, warning people to avoid outdoor activities and not to go outdoors for more than 24 hours at a time, and also to refrain from eating or drinking outside for two days.
The official Xinhua news agency reported that the situation has worsened since the flood, with a growing number of people in China’s southern region of Guangdong being unable to find water sources and some regions being declared waterless.
But, as the world struggles to find ways to help China cope with the situation, some are now wondering what they can do to help their local environment.
“I’d like to start a new plant, but I’m not sure I can find anything I can plant,” said an unnamed Chinese man in his 20s, according to the BBC.
“We are not farmers, we don’t have any expertise.”
“My friend said that the local environment is quite fragile,” said another Chinese man, “and I feel very sad about it.”
Chinese officials have been encouraging the public to plant local flowers and plants, but have not been as proactive as the Chinese people.
China has issued more reports of people being unable or unwilling to plant flowers, plants or other natural resources, as well as more severe droughts.
Many have been discouraged from planting local plants because they would cost too much.
While some people are still finding ways to plant plants, the vast majority of the country is now in a drought-free state.
A new wave of public sentiment is pushing the government to take a more active role in its environment.
The BBC reports that China’s environmental agencies have been tasked with providing more detailed information to the public, and have been conducting surveys to determine which plants are more important to the country’s environment.
China is also considering banning the use of pesticides on farmland, but this is not the first time China has banned such practices.
In the 1970s, the People’s Republic of China banned the use and sale of pesticide-based pesticides on its farmland, which is now home to some of the world’s most valuable crops.
The government has also been cracking down on the use in recent years.
However, the latest drought is not expected to impact the country too much, because many of the major crops, such as rice, wheat, wheat bran and corn, are still being grown.
Other countries that are in dire need of assistance include Brazil, India, the United States, Chile and the United Kingdom.
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