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Chinese Eco-City Rises from Marshes

Giant Chinese Eco-City Rises from Marshes
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Tianjin Eco-City in China looks is being touted as a model for sustainable living in this rapidly urbanizing and heavily polluted country, whose congested, smog-choked cities are becoming increasingly unlivable.

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6:10PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

I couldn't view the video - but do know that about 30+ years ago, internationally people woke up to the vital functions provided by wetlands. Or, should I have said, MOST people.

Where I live, about 55km north of Vancouver, BC, the municipality somehow managed to approve the development of new accommodation by reclaiming some land on the edge of the tidal wetland - so these environmental disasters are still taking place in North America.

Our protective environmental laws have only recently been further downgraded by the Conservative Govt because that will make it easier to walk over concerned citizens and First Nations peoples and go ahead with the planned oil pipeline from the tar sands.

Considering China is the manufacturing hub of the world, it has certainly landed up with the worst possible pollution problems in the world. That is to be expected. What is heartening, however, is that they do have a long-term view and continue to make extensive investments in environmental protection and greening their desert areas.

5:47AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

We have to wait for our recycling stuff to be taken away once a fortnight.
Good on the Chinese. I should like to live in an eco-city in Australia.

4:18AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

Thanks

1:47AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

Still not posting??
Very good hope, marshes taken into consideration, I particularly liked the recycling going along pipes to central point,USA could learn a lot from this, also Europe & even parts of Africa

1:37AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

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Very good, hope marshes taken into consideration, I particularly liked the recycling going along pipes to central point,USA could learn a lot from this, also Europe & even parts of Africa

1:31AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

Very good hope, marshes taken into consideration, I particularly liked the recycling going along pipes to central point,USA could learn a lot from this, also Europe & even parts of Africa

12:24AM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

good

9:07PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Rising from the marshes? How much wetland protection? Very worrying...

4:36PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Thanks--pleased to see this one.

12:12PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Mmmm. While I'm glad the emphasis is on the environment, I worry that there is destruction of wetlands... Too, I see all the condemning comments to the Chinese and I think we (as Americans) should clean up our OWN MESSES before pointing any fingers at the rest of the world! The US is one of the WORST OFFENDERS! And it's time we change that! Ecology and cleaning up the enviroment would be a GREAT place to show leadership!

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