China’s Clean-Water Program Aids People, Environment
Rice farming near Beijing has contaminated and tapped the city’s drinking water supply. For the past four years, China has been paying farmers to grow corn instead of rice, an effort that Stanford research shows is paying off for people and the environment.
The brown, smog-filled skies that engulf Beijing have earned China a poor reputation for environmental stewardship. But despite China’s dirty skies, the study led by Stanford environmental scientists has found that a government-run clean water program is providing substantial benefit to millions of people in the nation’s capital.
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