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    Taking a series of environmental protests against paraxylene (PX) projects as an example, this essay aims to explore the role of Chinese citizens in environmental governance. To be specific, this essay seeks to address these questions: How does Chinese public make use of available means to influence decision making about the environmental issue? To what extent does the public participation contribute to good environmental governance in China? What are limitations of current citizen participation in Chinese environmental governance? In order to discuss these questions, this essay will firstly outline the importance of citizen participation in environmental governance. Then, this essay will briefly review a series of anti-PX campaigns which…

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    Horizons Regional Council’s ‘One Plan’ is a policy plan to manage the region’s natural resources. The name One Plan alludes to the fact that it combines six distinct regional policy statements and plans into one comprehensive document. The One Plan defines the management of the regions natural resources over the 10-year span of the policy. It concentrates on four significant environmental areas: biodiversity, land management, and water both quality as well as quantity. The overall objective of…

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    and Kings College in London (Hart, Nisbet & Myers, 2015). These programs create dynamic critical thinkers that may contribute to initiatives such as knowledge-based journalism, a call for journalists to have areas of specialization so they can determine what is newsworthy and present facts accurately (Nisbet & Fahy, 2015). In the Gibson article, ten environmental journalists were interviewed regarding changes that may affect the newsroom, public opinion on climate change and what role…

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    I selected to talk about this because of my established feeling for which I was taught to nurture the land. I grew up for a while on a ranch in Coffeeville, KS during my time there I was educated from not just traditional schooling but was also educated on nature and what requirements our world has and how we can respect the animals, plants, and land around us. I have a profound passion for the land around me and have great distaste for people who fail to respect what has been entrusted to them.…

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    than the fire in the summer of nineteen sixty nine (Rotman). People could not come to pass with the image of a river actually catching on fire, as the former EPA administrator Carol Browner stated "I will never forget a photograph of flames, fire, shooting right out of the water in downtown Cleveland… It was the summer of 1969 and the Cuyahoga River was burning.” Due to growing public interest, the National Geographic published a cover story on the river fire, featuring an informative graphic…

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    A quick glance at the local or national paper will show you that there are many environmental issues today. Some of the issues you will hear about are related to population issues and how to control the population of humans on Earth. Some stories will be about the loss of ecosystems in some part of the world. Maybe you'll see something that has to do with the current administration treats environmental issues. You are going to probably be reading a lot of articles that talk about climate…

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    Environmental Effects of the Border Wall on Animal Migration and Vegetation Introduction: The border wall has long been a controversial issue since its original proposition in the early 2000s. Aside from the obvious differences in opinions, there is a clear problem with the building of a border wall between Mexico and America, the impact on the environment due to the border wall itself and the surrounding a travelling populations of humans associated with it. As much as individuals would like to…

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    Question 1 The Pacific Northwest LNG Project Environmental Assessment Report shows a lot of flaws in public participation. However, the project can only be expected to achieve ‘reasonable’ levels of public participation. Therefore, the public participation of this project, though inadequate compared to the principles of public participation, was reluctantly acceptable. The principles of public participation require public consultation throughout every stage of the environmental assessment…

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    TransCanada’s responses to its environment can be described by two actions: the drafting of the EIS and the Perryman Study and working with the Nebraska government to reroute the pipeline. 2.1 Environmental Impact Study and Perryman Study As to compile with the National Environmental Policy Act and the Department of State for a presidential permit that included a national interest determination, TransCanada had to prepare an EIS, which was a three-year study and examined “project design…

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    What Is Social Impact?

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    Social impacts are the consequences of change in societies and cultures (Basa, 2007) and Social Impact Assessment (SIA) methods are used to study these consequences. The scope of SIA and the methods used have widened considerably in recent decades (Esteves et al. 2012), with SIA developing concepts and tools to assess the social impacts of development projects on people and their livelihoods (Asselin and Parkins, 2009; Tang et al., 2008; Vanclay, 2003, 2006). In the United States, the National…

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