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  Yicheng Li School of Accountancy Daniels College of Business University of Denver       Worldwide, environmental problems are becoming more severe, especially in my country, China, which is one of the biggest developing countries. As it boosts up its economic development, it generates various env...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Overuse of the fertilizer has wasted a valuable natural resource and caused serious pollution. Researchers are warning that inappropriate management of phosphate fertilizer and animal manure in China has resulted in serious water pollution and substantial waste of phosphorus, a non-renewable inorga...
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Posted by on in Animals
The environmental impacts associated with large scale dams often have significant negative impacts on the environment. The Three Gorges Dam is no different. The creation of the dam and associated reservoir has impacts both upstream from the dam and downstream. It affects species in the area, some en...
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HONG KONG'S HARBOR is a slate-grey stretch of water ringed by skyscrapers and teeming with boats, ferries, million-dollar cruisers and traditional Chinese junks. Beneath the waves, amongst the fish who daily dodge the fishermen's net, lives an astonishing creature. The local pink dolphin is bright...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
In recent years China has accelerated its efforts in water conservation and water efficiency as the country's freshwater resources have become increasingly stressed as a result of regional droughts and years of booming growth, rapid development, and heavy industrialization. According to a recent sta...
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China's recent plastic bag ban has been immediately accepted by consumers. In a country where billions of plastic bags are used each day, the government's top-down policy move will likely benefit the country's environment and energy security well before market forces or consumer-led efforts are able...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
Beijing will issue a new urban planning strategy by the end of this year that will for the first time contain a plan to preserve large and green "air corridors".   An urban air corridor is a new field being researched by ecological departments both at the city and national levels. Liu Chunla...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
BEIJING — Creating an opening for a larger international agreement, China and the United States on Wednesday announced new targets for greenhouse gas emissions that are intended to help curb global climate change. As part of the arrangement, announced by the White House, the United States woul...
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The China-US joint climate change agreement is a full pendulum swing back from the failures of five years ago. It was only in 2009 at the Copenhagen climate change summit that, despite global pressure for action and the highest political attention, an agreement that would have addressed tempera...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
When appeals to an environmental conscience cannot motivate governments to conserve their natural resources, a swift kick in the wallet may. Gaining traction are projects to quantify the value of “services” provided to us by oceans, forests and other ecosystems, d...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  China’s central government will boost spending on projects to conserve water this year as the world’s most-populous nation grapples with ways to ensure adequate supply of the vital resource, an official said. Water conservation investments totaled 439.7 billion yuan ($73 billion) in 2013, w...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
In recent years China has accelerated its efforts in water conservation and water efficiency as the country's freshwater resources have become increasingly stressed as a result of regional droughts and years of booming growth, rapid development, and heavy industrialization. According to a recent sta...
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Posted by on in Ecotourism
The rapid urbanization of China is arguably the most environmentally significant human project on the planet. As China continues to grow, green buildings—indeed, a cross section of green buildings—is key to its continued future and in line with the country’s larger goals of a greener, healthier Chin...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
  With the heavy burdens of climate change, environmental degradation and rising populations competing for resources, many countries are looking to sustainable development initiatives. Sustainability serves to meet the needs of both developing and developed populations while limiting their har...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  A 10MW ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) prototype power plant has been planned off the coast of Hainan Island in southern China. The pilot project will be jointly developed by the Beijing-based resort developer Reignwood Group and the US-based defence and aerospace company Lockheed Mar...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  Increase efficiency and reduce emissions The City of Boulder Climate Action Plan (CAP) advances programs in six strategy areas to help the community reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Energy efficiency is one of these key strategy areas, and relates to electricity usage. Most of Bo...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  Governing bodies are imposing rules and regulations on certain types of water use in a growing number of cities and regions. Although many facility executives are familiar with temporary water use restrictions, such as limited hours for lawn and landscape irrigation during drought, facility ...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
  Tackling energy use is a win-win proposition: it reduces our environmental impact and makes good business sense. By building more energy-efficient stores and facilities, conserving the energy and water we use and purchasing renewable energy credits, we are pushing ourselves to reduce t...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  Water is a key ingredient in our beverages and a necessity for operating our stores. We’re working to better understand how we use water, and how we can use it more efficiently. Much of the water in our stores is used to make coffee and tea beverages, and to run equipment such as dishwashers...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
The so-called "Green Revolution" that William Gaud, Former Director of the US Agency for International Development, was so strongly advocating, includes the extensive use of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, large-scale irrigation, increased used of fossil-fuels and mono- ...
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