Environment of China

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One of the serious negative consequences of the People's Republic of China's rapid industrial development has been increased pollution, smog, and degradation of natural resources. Much solid waste is not properly disposed of. Water pollution is a source of health problems across the country, and air pollution causes up to 1,750,000 premature deaths each year. China's polluted environment is largely a result of the country's rapid development and consequently a large increase in primary energy consumption, which is primarily provided by coal power plants. China has pursued a development model which prioritizes exports-led growth (similar to many other East Asian countries). In early 2006, Forbes Magazine reports that all 10 of the 10 most polluted cities in the world are in China.Nevertheless, China has achieved some significant improvements to its environment during the recent years. According to the World Bank, 'China is one of a few countries in the world that have been rapidly increasing their forest cover. It is managing to reduce air and water pollution.'

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Number of Pages:
Miller, Frederic P.
Vandome, Agnes F.
McBrewster, John
Media Type:
Alphascript Publishing

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Paperback book
Package Dimensions:
0.218 x 0.148 x 0.006 m; 0.141 kg
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