11 Feb '12, 12pm

China’s Environmental Woes Continue

China’s Environmental Woes Continue February 11th, 2012 BY VeganVerve | No Comments It is well known that the economy in China has drastically grown in the last decade. This growth has come with a cost, especially on the environmental front. As the society increases its wealth, greater energy is used and a greater number of goods are purchased and therefore manufactured. This has skyrocketed pollution from fossil fuels, construction and manufacturing. According to Chinese officials, the country’s waterways are in serious trouble due to pollution of varying kinds, including heavy metals and hazardous waste. Of the 110,609 miles of rivers and lakes regularly tested in China, fifty-four percent are too polluted to meet environmental standards established by the government. Waterways are not the only part of the environment suffering, air quality and farmland are also being de...

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