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As the world's biodiversity hotspots are increasingly stressed by their human neighbors, zoning is becoming a common strategy to balance environmental protection and human needs.
Besides helping each other plant and harvest, rural Chinese neighbors also influence each otherâ€™s environmental behavior â€“ farmers are more likely to reenroll their land in a conservation program if they talk to their neighbors about it.
Study of Chinese citizens says jobs more important than salary when it comes to pro-environmental behavior.
The impact of China's devastating 2008 earthquake was substantially lessened by environmental conservation programs for some of the country's most fragile habitats, according to research published in a journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science this week.
Complex issues have hampered China's environmental protection efforts, but bold innovations can help it become a global sustainability leader, says a noted Michigan State University environmental scientist.
With large and growing economies and populations, China and India will strongly influence the quality of the global environment for years to come.
People are more likely to enroll in conservation programs if their neighbors do--a tendency that should be exploited when it comes to protecting the environment.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.