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US Shale Gas Development in Review
The United States has seen rapid recent development of shale gas. What are the factors behind the notable growth in the past decade? And what does it mean for shale gas development elsewhere in the world? RFF scholars Alan Krupnick and Zhongmin Wang examine the history of the US shale gas boom in a new RFF discussion paper.
Forest Tenure Reform in China
Resources magazine: To boost domestic forest production and correct rural–urban income disparity, China is putting forest management rights into the hands of its citizens.
Tax Incentives for Developing Sewage Treatment Capacity in China
RFF’s Anthony Liu and coauthor Junjie Zhang examine the uneven development of sewage treatment plants throughout China and explore the relationship between tax incentives and investments in such infrastructure.
Natural Resource Scarcity and the Fear of “Resource Wars”
As Congress continues to debate the causes and effects of higher oil prices, RFF Senior Fellow Joel Darmstadter reviews lessons learned about how the perceived scarcity of natural resources—for example, oil, copper, and rare earths—may cloud some countries’ hope for a robust economic future.
China: A Resource War Resurgence?
In the latest issue of Resources, Senior Fellow Joel Darmstadter divines facts and fears about China’s energy strategy, including its ongoing, global shopping spree for oil.
Measuring the Costs of Air Pollution in China
Resources Magazine: China’s booming growth has also brought rapidly rising air pollution. A new study finds that reductions in pollution could save hundreds of thousands of lives.
Climate Change in the Developing World
Rosina Bierbaum says developing countries can’t afford to ignore climate change, and developed nations must aid poorer nations with financing and technology. The three essentials: Act now, act together, and act differently.
Engaging China on Climate Policy
RFF University Fellow Jonathan Wiener outlines why China’s national interest in climate policy is no longer as negative as has been supposed.
Slouching Towards Copenhagen?
An RFF seminar analyzes the stumbling blocks ahead for the international community as it seeks to negotiate a sweeping new global climate agreement.
Assessing China's Economic, Energy, and Resource Environment
This RFF Council briefing assesses the state of progress of the world's largest nation and analyzes its impact on the global economy.
Chinas Environmental Problems and Resources for the Future
China is quickly becoming a dominant economic force worldwide in the 21st century. Rapid industrialization and social change have raised the standard of living for millions of its people, mainly in the East and Southeastern coastal provinces, who can now afford to buy washing machines, televisions, and, increasingly, cars. But what are the environmental impacts of this unprecedented economic development?
Improving Air Quality in China.
A multi-year effort to develop a cap-and-trade system in a large Chinese industrial city has set the stage for dramatic reductions in levels of air pollution caused by coal burning.
China and Climate: Is the Past Prologue?
Future global climate policies will be swayed heavily by China’s role as a major contributor of carbon emissions. A new examination of recent Chinese–U.S. engagement provides useful clues to how the world’s largest nation intends to proceed on climate change.
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