China's Air Pollution Problems.

By: Delang, Claudio OMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: : Taylor and Francis, 2016Description: 1 online resource (116 p.)ISBN: 9781317209294Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: China's Air Pollution ProblemsDDC classification: 363.73920951 LOC classification: TD883.7.C6 | D453 2016Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of contents -- List of illustrations -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- References -- Chapter 2: The amount of air pollution -- Measuring air quality levels -- Regional distribution of pollution -- References -- Chapter 3: The sources of air pollution -- Meeting the demands of rapid industrialization -- The coal problem -- How did the dependence on coal begin? -- Vehicle emissions -- Container ships emission -- Burning agricultural residue -- Fireworks -- Small and medium enterprises in rural areas -- Indoor air pollution
The north-south divide -- Unfavourable topographic conditions: the case of Lanzhou (Gansu Province) -- References -- Chapter 4: The impact of air pollution -- The economic costs of air pollution -- The impact of pollution on people's health -- Cancer villages and rural communities -- The environmental impact of air pollution -- References -- Chapter 5: The reaction to high levels of air pollution -- Government propaganda -- Official denial and legal challenges -- People's ignorance -- Protests and demonstrations -- References -- Chapter 6: Solutions -- Ambient air quality standards
Higher air quality standards for specific regions -- Provincial targets for coal consumption reduction -- Closure of small coal mines -- Closure of coal power plants in Beijing -- Controlling pollution from power industries -- Higher emission standards for industry and energy production -- Carbon trading -- Increase of renewable energy -- Openness -- China's slowing economy -- Improving standards in the automotive industry -- Improving standards in the shipping industry -- Control of fireworks -- Indoor air pollution -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7: Conclusions -- References
Further reading -- Index
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of contents -- List of illustrations -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- References -- Chapter 2: The amount of air pollution -- Measuring air quality levels -- Regional distribution of pollution -- References -- Chapter 3: The sources of air pollution -- Meeting the demands of rapid industrialization -- The coal problem -- How did the dependence on coal begin? -- Vehicle emissions -- Container ships emission -- Burning agricultural residue -- Fireworks -- Small and medium enterprises in rural areas -- Indoor air pollution

The north-south divide -- Unfavourable topographic conditions: the case of Lanzhou (Gansu Province) -- References -- Chapter 4: The impact of air pollution -- The economic costs of air pollution -- The impact of pollution on people's health -- Cancer villages and rural communities -- The environmental impact of air pollution -- References -- Chapter 5: The reaction to high levels of air pollution -- Government propaganda -- Official denial and legal challenges -- People's ignorance -- Protests and demonstrations -- References -- Chapter 6: Solutions -- Ambient air quality standards

Higher air quality standards for specific regions -- Provincial targets for coal consumption reduction -- Closure of small coal mines -- Closure of coal power plants in Beijing -- Controlling pollution from power industries -- Higher emission standards for industry and energy production -- Carbon trading -- Increase of renewable energy -- Openness -- China's slowing economy -- Improving standards in the automotive industry -- Improving standards in the shipping industry -- Control of fireworks -- Indoor air pollution -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 7: Conclusions -- References

Further reading -- Index

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Claudio O. Delang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography of Hong Kong Baptist University.

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