Posts Tagged China

As Water Scarcity Increases, Desalination Plants Are on the Rise…

After decades of slow progress, desalination is increasingly being used to provide drinking water around the globe. Costs for processing salt water for drinking water have dropped, but it remains an expensive option and one that creates environmental problems that must be addressed… Read about this rise in desalination processes here at Yale Environment 360: […]

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How an Illicit Chemical Is Jeopardizing Recovery of the Ozone Layer…

An international treaty signed in 1987 officially halted production and use of chemicals that deplete the atmosphere’s critical ozone layer. But new research finds a troubling rise in emissions of a banned chemical that is being routinely used in factories in northeast China… Read this article here, at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-an-illicit-chemical-is-jeopardizing-recovery-of-the-ozone-layer-china

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles…

The following report but Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360, focuses on the ongoing effects of deforestation of tropical forests on the global water cycle, including precipitation shifts and droughts in some of the world’s key agricultural areas. Read the full report here: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-deforestation-affecting-global-water-cycles-climate-change

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Is the Global Era of Massive Infrastructure Projects Coming to an End?…

The world’s wild places have been badly carved up by decades of roadbuilding, dam construction, energy exploitation, and other megaprojects. Now, as the financial community, environmental groups, and local citizens increasingly oppose big infrastructure development, the tide of environmental destruction may be turning… Read the full article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/is-the-global-era-of-massive-infrastructure-projects-coming-to-an-end

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Chinese New Year: Customs & Traditions…

The Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year — and more commonly known as the Spring Festival (Chūnjié) in China —has become one of the world’s top five most celebrated festivals… Read all about it at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/61773-chinese-new-year.html

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‘FMD’ Interesting facts #16… 

Yangtze River  The Yangtze is the longest river in Asia, the third longest river in the world, and the longest river in the world that flows entirely within only one country. It’s over six kilometers long. It’s source is the Qinghai Tibet Plateau and its mouth is the East China Sea. It crosses about 12 […]

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It’s Chinese New Year 2017, year of the Rooster!… 

From telegraph.co.uk: It’s Chinese New Year 2017, year of the Rooster! What’s your zodiac animal?

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World’s Largest Cluster of Sinkholes Discovered… 

Forty-nine sinkholes were found in China by researchers, who say the features have more secrets to tell. Read about it at National Geographic: World’s Largest Cluster of Sinkholes 

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Fossils of first plant-eating marine reptile found…

A bizarre crocodile-sized ’hammerhead’ creature, that lived 242 million years ago in what today is southern China may have been the earliest known example of a plant-eating marine reptile… the reptile is called ‘Atopodentatus unicus,’ Latin for “unique strangely toothed… Source thehindu.com: Fossils of first plant-eating marine reptile found  

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Understanding the Continued Dominance of Fossil Fuels…

“We live in a time where rapid change is pretty much the only certainty, but one thing that continues to rather stubbornly maintain the status quo is our energy mix… fossil fuels still completely dominate global energy consumption and, since the nuclear boom ended a little more than two decades ago, those dirty old fossils have […]

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Concerns regarding increased global coal consumption…

Recently, concerns regarding global coal consumption have increased, according to this article, at least 80 times more coal is being burned than in 1850 at the height of the Industrial Revolution. This represents billions of tons of coal per year, and all at a time when globally attempts are being made to reduce emissions of […]

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