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Storygram: Jane Qiu’s “Trouble in Tibet”


Jane Qiu is an independent science writer based in Beijing. She won a AAAS Kavli award in 2016 for this story about environmental issues in Tibet. This annotation was done by Mara Hvistendahl. The Storygram series, in which professional writers annotate award-winning stories to illuminate what makes a great science story great, was a joint project of The Open Notebook and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. It was supported by a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.


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Jane Qiu

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January 13, 2016

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Mara Hvistendahl