Asia's Environmental Crisis by Michael C. Howard

By Michael C. Howard

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As swiftly constructing Asian nations sign up for the worldwide financial system, they're being compelled to confront the environmental degradation that accompanies such speeded up progress. during this quantity, a gaggle of individuals explores the intersection of politics, economics, society and the surroundings in Asia.

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In the early 1960s the United States-supported and -constructed Kaptai Dam, a hydroelectric project, was completed and the reservoir filled, submerging 6507(K) square kilometers of prime agricultural land, about forty percent of the cultivatablc land of the Hill Tracts, and displacing over 100,000 of the 40 G. Peter Penz indigenous population. Only very partial compensation in land was provided to two-thirds of this group, the remainder being forced onto the already overpopulated hill slopes, with a resulting impairment of soil fertility.

C. Howard, and J. , Regional Dnvlopnmtt and Change in Southeast Asia in the 1990s (Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute, 1992), pp. 133- 161. 38. See, Brendan F. D. Barrett and Kiki Therivel, Environmental Policy and Impact Assessment in Japan (London: Rout led go, 1992). 39. Bangkok Post, 28 January, 1993, p. 9. 40. Dhira O, "Out of the wasteland," in The Nation (Bangkok), 25 March, 1993, pp. CI, C3. 41. See chapter by Suntaree Komin in this volume and Dhira Phantumvanit and Liengeharensit, "Coming to terms with Bangkok's Environmental Problems," in Environment and Urbanization, Vol.

See the chapter by Kumar. Also see, Vandana Shiva, "Biotechnology development and conservation of biodiversity, in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 26, No. 48,1991, pp. it ion to the development of high-yielding varieties and biodiversity. 34 Michael C. Howard 83. See, George Wehrfritz, "Taiwan" Asia's richest, but also dirtiest," in Far Eastern Economic Review, 29 October, 1992, p. 38. 84. Jamie Allen, "Hongkong: Set in a septic sea," in Far Eastern Economic Review, 19 September, 1991, p. 40.

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