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URUMQI Corey Davis Titans Jersey , Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Tourists have been forbidden from entering glaciers in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, authorities said on Thursday.

""Glacier tourism brought in revenue of less than one billion yuan (152 million U.S. dollars) over the past dozen years, but the loss from shrinking glaciers is incalculable,"" said Li Jidong from the regional tourism administration.

According to the new regulation, tourists are only allowed to enjoy the sight of glaciers from a distance instead of walking on them.

Statistics showed the temperature of the region has risen 0.33 degrees Celsius to 0.39 degrees Celsius per decade over the past 50 years, almost three times the global average.

China has 46 Rashaan Evans Titans Jersey ,377 glaciers, with 18,311, or 46.8 percent of the national ice reserves located in Xinjiang. Global warming, grazing, mining and tourism have accelerated destruction of the glaciers Delanie Walker Titans Jersey , and led to water shortages in several areas.

Glacier meltwater accounts for about 25 to 30 percent of Xinjiang's surface run-off, and the thawing of the glaciers could have a disastrous effect on the region, according to the Tianshan Mountains Glacier Observation Station under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Approximately 120 km from the regional capital of Urumqi, Glacier No. 1 in the Tianshan Mountains is the closest glacier to a city in the world. The meltwater from the glacier has reduced after years of receding.

Small glaciers at low altitudes are more sensitive to climate change, said Chen Xi from the CAS.

""Glaciers in the Tianshan Mountains have receded by 15 to 30 percent in the last three decades."" Chen said. ""And they will continue to retreat by 60 percent in the next 20 years, and by 80 to 90 percent half a century from today.""

To protect the city's water supply Marcus Mariota Titans Jersey , Urumqi banned tourists from the glacier back in 2006, but visitors manage to find their way into the area.

More than a dozen families of herdsmen still inhabit the area and to make money, some herdsmen take tourists to the area by motorcycle.

A recent visit by Xinhua reporters found plastic waste scattered in many areas, indicating visits made by tourists.

All mining has ceased in a 948-sq-km protection zone. Vehicles on section of national highway near the zone are restricted and wild herb digging is banned.

Xinjiang has called for other countries and regions along the Tianshan Mountains to stop glacier tourism as well.

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NEW YORK, March 28 (Xinhua) -- U.S. stocks closed mixed Monday after wavering between small gains and losses, as investors digested a batch of economic reports.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 19.66 points Jack Conklin Youth Jersey , or 0.11 percent, to 17,535.39. The S&P 500 edged up 1.11 points, or 0.05 percent, to 2,037.05. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 6.72 points Taywan Taylor Youth Jersey , or 0.14 percent, to 4,766.79.

""As slow as last week was, chances are that this week will offer opportunity. The macro will be heavy, beginning with the PCE print today, running through Europe Adoree Jackson Youth Jersey , and China, and then culminating in another U.S. Jobs Friday,"" said Stephen Guilfoyle, managing director at Deep Value.

The Commerce Department said Monday in a report that personal income rose by 0.2 percent in February after climbing by 0.5 percent in January. Disposable personal income, or personal income less personal current taxes, also edged up by 0.2 percent in February after rising by 0.4 percent in the previous month.

Personal consumption expenditures (PCE) increased 11 billion dollars Harold Landry Youth Jersey , or 0.1 percent, in February.

In a separate report, the department said the advance February goods trade deficit came in at 62.9 billion dollars, slightly exceeding market consensus.

While U.S. markets were closed for Good Friday, U.S. economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2015 was revised up.

The third GDP estimate showed an annual growth rate of 1.4 percent during the October-December period of 2015, higher than the previous estimate of 1.0 percent Kevin Byard Youth Jersey , according to the Commerce Department Friday.

Investors also kept a close eye on remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who will speak on economic and monetary policy Tuesday. Traders will focus on her speech for more clues about how many rate hikes the Fed is planning and their timing.

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