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2012-12-20 14:00:05

Ethnically or religiously diverse countries underinvest in measures to improve their environmental performance, according to new research by an academic at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Dr Elissaios Papyrakis also found that religious diversity has a more detrimental impact on environmental performance than ethnic differences. These social differences, if they cannot be overcome, may lower collective action and reduce public spending on environmental protection and performance....

2012-12-06 05:00:51

The environmental protection sector in China has developed rapidly due to ongoing capital investment and increasing public and government concerns on environmental pollution. Revenue for the Environmental Monitoring industry in China has been increasing 18.2% annually over the past five years to $1.3 billion in 2012, says IBISWorld. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012 The environmental protection sector in China has developed rapidly due to ongoing capital investment and increasing...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • 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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