This is the third volume in a respected series edited by the Japan Environmental Council. Part l covers the environmental impact of the military, trade, agriculture/food and the biodiversity of forests and rice paddies. Part 2 examines the problems unique to Northeast Asia, the Mekong region, and Inner Asia. In April 2005 this book was awarded the 6th Environment for Tomorrow Award by the newspaper Asahi Shimbun.Essay. 1: China: Soaring. Log. Imports. and. Impacts. on. Russian. Forest. Degradation. Per capita wood consumption in the Peoplea#39;s ... Until recently most industrial logs were obtained from domestic natural forests, but dependence on imports is gradually rising. ... Degraded forests have considerably diminished capacity to conserve water and soil, and the consequence is extensive natural disasters.
|Title||:||The State of Environment in Asia|
|Author||:||Japan Environemntal Council (JEC)|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-06-22|