The public awareness of environmental protection was enhanced and the
development of environmental
protection undertakings accelerated. At the end of 2000, there were 128,000 people working in environmental
protection agencies in China. Some
2,204 environment monitoring stations at various levels employed 40,000
New achievements were made in natural conservation, with the number of pilot ecological demonstration zones
reaching 213. China had 1,227 nature reserves, including 155 at the national level, which covered 98.21 million
hectares, or 9.9 percent of the country‘s total land area.
The construction of the legal system for environmental protection achieved new progress, with intensified enforcement of related laws. By the end of 2000, a total of 438 standards of various types for environmental protection had been formulated. Some 91.5 percent of
construction projects started in the year were subject to examinations to 中药能治癫痫病吗evaluate their influence on the
surrounding environment and 98 percent of projects that went into operation in 2000 were equipped with pollution
control facilities. A total of 38,101 environmental pollution control
projects were completed within the specified time set for the year,
absorbing a total investment of 20.8 billion yuan. Some 2,718 smoke/dust
control zones were established in 537 cities, covering an area of 18,000
square km, and there were 2,288 zones covering 13,000 square km in 476 cities, where the noise pollution was brought down to a specified level.
The deterioration of environmental pollution was initially put under
control, with the total volume of
discharge of major pollutants declining continually. In 2000, the total
discharge of 12 major pollutants
reduced by 10 to 15 percent compared with that in 1995. By the end of October 2000, over 90 percent of the 238,000 polluting enterprises had met pollutant drainage standards. Of the 46 key cities designated for environmental
protection, 33 were up to the standard in terms of the surface water quality a武汉到哪治疗癫痫nd 22 met the standard for air quality.
Of them, 18 cities were up to the
standard in both air and surface water quality, and the rest cities were close to the standards.
Many people are active in fighting against unfair treatment to colored
people, women , animals and so on. Right洛阳中医院看癫痫病怎么样 now I am talking about fighting for
respect to our environment.Though the environment doesn't have a mouth to
deprecate what humans have done to her, she retaliates through action. In the early years the Chinese cut down large quantities of trees, at the source of the yellow river, which led to the disappearance of big forests and
terrible floods. As a result, the
Huangtu plateau which was once covered with grass and forests was turned into barrens that supported fewer plants. Another example was in several
developed countries. Because many
chemical factories discharged
poisonous gas without filtering it,
cities were covered with so much
poisonous gas that people were killed by the air they breathed in. What horrible scene!What we are suffering is only a small part of what the nature once
suffered. If we don't take action to show respect to the environment, we will have to face an increasingly awful situation.
Measures should be taken to
protect the environment on which we are relying. First governments should
forbid destroying vegetation, rivers and lak如何药物治疗老年癫痫病es, oceans, as and the atmosphere as well. Second voices should be made to announce the public of the importance of protecting the environment. Third
enterprises should pay special
attention to the effect they have on the environment and work out solutions for the problems.
Only by changing the way we treat the environment can we get along well with it. Only by saving the environment can we save ourselves.