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Examine environmental challenges facing China (25 marks)

Introduction ­ Environmental article: The relationship between the environment and
economic growth is complex and poses something of a conundrum. As a country develops,
it uses more energy and mineral resources to support manufacturing. More offices,
transport, houses and water all use further…

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Air pollution has a significant impact on public health in China. Sulphur dioxide
levels are the highest in the world. The main sources of air pollution are power
plants and household fuels. Coal and industrial boilers use huge amount of natural
energy.
The exponential rise in car ownership also contributes…

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Dongtan is situated at the mouth of the Yangtze River and provides a model for the
futuristic Chinese ecocities.
Investment of US$1.3 billion, Dongtan will occupy a space of 86km^2 and have a
population of 500,000 by 2050. It will be carbon neutral with an ecological
footprint negligible compared to…

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