Original Articles

A Research of Environmental Conflict Factors at the North of the Yellow River

  • Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101

Received date: 1999-06-01

  Revised date: 1999-08-01

  Online published: 1999-08-25


Situated at the north of the Yellow River, the contiguous area of Shanxi, Inner Mongolia and Shanxi province is playing an especially important role in the development of energy industry throughout the country and the distribution of energy base construction. But there are many acute ecological problems all through the ages because of the co-existing situations of both the affluent resources on energy and mine and the fragile ecological environment such as drought, moving sand by wind, and serious soil erosion, etc, which show separate relationships. With the exploration of coal and charcoal resources and the rapid development of energy base construction in recent years, a series of new environmental conflicts are produced and have become very important impediments of the regional sustainable development. This paper analyzes the situations of crisis environment and the factors of environmental conflict and provides approaches to alleviating environmental conflict to facilitate regional sustainable development.

Cite this article

YANG Qin ye, ZHANG Hao xi, YE Qing hua . A Research of Environmental Conflict Factors at the North of the Yellow River[J]. PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY, 1999 , 18(3) : 193 -200 . DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.1999.03.001