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Finding green in the concrete jungle

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  • Todd Edelman
    This barely mentions transport, and says nuclear energy can help city dwellers win an eco-prize . The lake they show a photo of is unreal. - T ... Finding
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      This barely mentions transport, and says nuclear energy can help city
      dwellers win an "eco-prize". The lake they show a photo of is unreal.

      - T

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      Finding green in the concrete jungle

      By Richard Black
      Environment correspondent, BBC News website

      Apart from a few lower members of the animal kingdom, no-one other than
      human beings build cities.

      Chongqing in China is growing fast - so is the pollution

      They are totally artificial constructs and in them we live artificial
      lives. We travel differently, eat different food, receive water and energy
      through pipes and wires, live in different kinds of buildings, do
      different jobs.

      All of these things come with an environmental price-tag. Given that the
      world's urban population is expanding at such a rate, it is worth asking
      what are the numbers on that price-tag, and whether they are higher or
      lower than the environmental cost of living a rural life.

      Does a person produce more or less carbon dioxide on moving from the
      countryside to the city? If the answer is "less", how should that be
      offset against a bigger contribution to urban smog? Is trash piling up on
      a street corner better or worse than excess fertiliser running from
      farmland into the water supply?

      Full story: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5072642.stm

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      Todd Edelman
      Director
      Green Idea Factory

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