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Researchers Give Long Look At Who Benefits From Nature Tourism
2012-04-26 06:31:42

Using nature's beauty as a tourist draw can boost conservation in China's valued panda preserves, but it isn't an automatic ticket out of poverty for the human habitants, a unique long-term study shows. The policy hitch: Often those who benefit most from nature-based tourism endeavors are people who already have resources. The truly impoverished have a harder time breaking into the tourism business. Wei Liu's study, published in the April 25 edition of PLoS One, looks at nearly a decade...

2011-07-01 12:43:15

Scientists develop model to assess the impact agroforestry windbreaks have on farming operations Agroforestry, the deliberate placement of trees into crop and livestock operations, can help capture substantial amounts of carbon on agricultural lands while providing production and conservation benefits. However, we currently lack tools for accurately estimating current and projected carbon values in these systems. In North America, windbreaks are an effective carbon-capturing option. Only...

2011-05-27 07:00:00

CHENGDU, China, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Kung Fu Panda 2's production designer Raymond Zibach traveled Chengdu this week to visit key sites featured in the movie, sites that inspired the production of the first Kung Fu Panda film. "I was so delighted and moved by Mt. Qingcheng that I insisted it be a major feature of the sequel," said Zibach. "I came back to say thank you to Chengdu." Mt. Qingcheng's Tianran Temple appears in the final scene of the film, released globally this...

2008-09-12 09:00:24

China Focus: China's environment watchdog warns leaders of penalties over pollution failures F JINAN, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- China's environment watchdog has warned local government leaders that they face penalties over failures to clean up the country's major rivers and lakes. The Ministry of Environment Protection on Wednesday put the leaders of 21 provincial-level governments on notice that they would be held personally accountable for the continued pollution of seven main waterways....

2008-08-06 09:00:30

China's environment watchdog expands BEIJING, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has expanded, with three new departments. These are the Department for Control of Pollutant Discharge, the Environment Monitoring Department, and the Department of Publicity and Education. "The reshuffle is conducive to the historic improvement of environmental protection," said Zhou Shengxian, minister of the MEP, at the ministry's mobilization meeting on July 25. "We...

2008-07-16 15:00:00

Environment watchdog: source of NE oil spill not from China BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Environmental Protection rules out Tuesday the possibility that the source of a fuel oil spill in Amur, or Heilongjiang, River, came from China. The local environmental department of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province said, no oil and chemical plants were located on the upper reaches of the contaminated area within the country, and it also found no spilling ship or land...

2008-06-16 09:00:35

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3f7a54/china_solid_waste) has announced the addition of the "China Solid Waste Treatment Industry Report, 2007-2008" report to their offering. During the 11th Five-Year Plan period (2006-2010), China will continue to put more efforts to increase its investment in environmental protection and its total investment is expected to reach CNY1.375 trillion, up 64% compared to the 10th Five-Year Plan period (2001-2005). The...

2006-08-30 00:55:00

BEIJING -- China failed to rein in two main pollution indicators in the first half of the year as soaring energy use and lax environmental controls thwarted policies to clean foul water and skies, the government said on Wednesday. "Environmental protection and economic development are not proceeding in unison," the China Environment News, the official paper of the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), wrote in an editorial. China has set a goal of cutting pollution output by...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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