China is taking the unprecedented – and expensive – step of harnessing solar power to melt permafrost to allow trees to grow in Nagqu. Photo: Handout

China’s plan to use solar power to melt permafrost to turn a Tibetan grassland into an artificial forest on the roof of the world

Scientists question the value and environmental impact of the expensive project, which is of special interest to the Chinese president

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China is taking the unprecedented – and expensive – step of harnessing solar power to melt permafrost to allow trees to grow in Nagqu. Photo: Handout
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