2018 Environmental Performance Index: Air quality top public health threat

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São Tomé and Príncipe, Kuwait, and Timor-Leste also increased their ranking due to several factors, including the establishment of areas protecting biodiversity and habitat. The 2018 EPI offers not only a snapshot of where countries stand today but also reflects important trends in environmental performance at both the national and global levels. EPI and Global Sustainability Data.

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Study finds unprecedented urbanization and urban expansion in East-Southeast Asia from 2000 to 2010

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The overall study area covered East-Southeast Asia and included 17 countries: China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR); Taiwan; Japan; Mongolia; North Korea; South Korea; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Vietnam. Our group here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was recently awarded three years of NASA funding to develop global maps of urban expansion between 2000 and 2010.

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