Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Crude estimate of growth of published research literature on environmental issues in China. (A) Percentage of Web of Science (WoS) records retrieved with “TS = China” that also include (TS = environment* or Subject = ”Environmental Sciences”). Data for the partial year of 2011 are included here because the value represents a ratio −1271/5242 records for 2011 on 29 Apr 2011. (B) Number of records retrieved with the same search query. The high percentage of articles with non-Chinese authors attests to the international interest in China's environmental issues.

 


Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Pollution control pathway. Pollution control requires knowledge of the relevant sources and transport mechanisms, diligent environmental monitoring, and (when necessary) effective remediation protocols. Policies and regulations influence each of these components.