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Big City Life May Make Residents Lean Toward Green, Study Says
January 19, 2011
The downsides of China's explosive urbanization--like pollution and greenhouse gas emissions--now are joined by an upside: better environmental citizens. It's the first time scientists have weighed employment and leadership when considering environmental behavior in China's cities to show that city size--especially the good jobs there--lead people to pro-environmental behavior, like recycling plastic bags and sorting their trash.
Michigan State University
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