By Mark O’Brien, National Geographic NewsWhat do you do when a drought threatens the health of millions of people around the world?
You don’t just wait around, you get out there and do something about it.
That’s what happened in the case of the northern Tibetan plateau, a fragile ecosystem that has been in decline for decades because of the harsh conditions that have been created by climate change.
In the 1970s, an earthquake caused the region’s largest dam to burst and flood, causing a major dam break and forcing millions of villagers to flee.
The ensuing flood inundated the area and killed tens of thousands of people.
A decade later, the area’s natural water supply was gone, so local authorities created an ecological protection zone around the dam.
The zone was built on the top of the dam, which was a major source of drinking water for most of the region.
But in 2006, the dam burst, forcing the dam breakers to seek an alternative source of water, and in 2013, the flood damaged the ecosystem.
The area now faces extreme drought conditions, with water levels in some parts of the Tibetan Plateau dropping by up to 10 meters in some areas.
This is a very vulnerable ecosystem, and we don’t know how to save it, said Richard Lee, an ecologist at the University of British Columbia and a lead author of the study.
It’s a complex system that is highly dependent on the availability of water.
This study, published this month in the journal Scientific Reports, is the first to document the complex nature of the ecological damage from the 2012 floods.
“It’s really important to understand what caused the collapse of this system,” said Lee, who also serves as a senior scientist for the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global organization of scientists.
“The fact that the area is now experiencing drought, the fact that people have been evacuated and are being forced to evacuate, the lack of water is something that is really concerning.”
One of the biggest problems in the Tibetan plateau is that most of its population is based in the mountainous region of Lhasa, which is at the heart of the earthquake disaster.
But because the area has a history of earthquakes, the people who live in it are often exposed to the risk of those earthquakes.
In addition to the flooding and damage caused by the dam collapse, the earthquake triggered landslides and landslides are a major risk to the area, and they are also a major contributor to the environmental damage.
According to the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Tibetan Basin is home to more than 70% of the world’s uranium deposits.
And that means that it has the potential to become a nuclear-weapon-free zone.
As part of its environmental protection work, the Tibetan government has been creating the Eco-Protection Zone (ECZ) around the Lhasan Dam, which has since been designated as a World Heritage Site.
That designation means that the government has created a series of protective measures around the site.
Among them, the government set up a monitoring system and conducted surveys on the area to determine the extent of the damage and the impact on people and animals.
In 2018, the ECZ was officially opened to the public, and residents were invited to enter and enjoy a park, with tours of the area provided by the Ecological Protection Organization.
But the government did not inform the public about the EZ, nor did it make it public.
So many of the things people were doing in the area were illegal, Lee said.
The Ecological Control Zone (CCZ) also had a lot of restrictions, with no information provided about what people could and could not do there, such as gathering in public or using bicycles.
“There was no way that they could know what was going on,” said Joanne Wang, a conservation scientist at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, who is the lead author on the study, which used data from a 2016 survey conducted by the International Rivers Institute.
The survey also included a question about whether or not the people in the ECCZ were aware of the ENC, or that it is a government-run park.
In order to conduct this survey, the Ecocommunist organization, an umbrella group of NGO’s that helps governments and communities work together on sustainable development, collected data from over 2,500 participants in the areas of Lakhimpur, the main town in the Lakhimalang region, as well as other areas.
It was the first time that the results were made available publicly.
After receiving the results, the CCZ management team contacted local authorities and made sure they understood the significance of the survey.
But some locals were not fully aware of what was happening, said Wang.
Some had already decided to move out of the city due to the increased risk of earthquakes and landslisions.
This caused a major crisis for