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1. A new measure of hygiene inequality applied to urban-rural comparison.

Access to hygiene services remains one of the most urgent challenges facing countries, especially low-income ones. This has become much more critical in the current context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program globally monitors access to hygiene service levels. As data...

Author(s) : Quispe-Coica, A.; Pérez-Foguet, A.

Publisher : Elsevier GmbH, Munich, Germany

Journal article : International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health 2022 Vol.239 ref.many

2. Rising market risk exposure of municipal water service providers in distressed cities.

Local governments in the US routinely provide water services drinking water delivery and wastewater treatment. After the Great Depression, the federal government shared the financial responsibility for water services. However, over the last 3 decades, federal support has declined, exposing local...

Author(s) : Smull, E.; Patterson, L.; Doyle, M.

Publisher : American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Reston, USA

Journal article : Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 2022 Vol.148 No.2 ref.39

3. Trustworthy or misleading communication of voluntary carbon offsets in the aviation industry.

The researchers assess the communications of 37 airlines on their own websites regarding voluntary carbon offsets (VCO) to determine the extent to which they are either trustworthy or misleading. The researchers propose an innovative coding framework that captures the trustworthy or misleading...

Author(s) : Guix, M.; Ollé, C.; Font, X.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Tourism Management 2022 Vol.88 ref.62

4. Passive versus active service delivery: comparing the effects of two parenting interventions on early cognitive development in rural China.

The researchers present the results of a cluster-randomized controlled trial that evaluates the effects of a free, center-based parenting intervention on early cognitive development and parenting practices in 100 rural villages in China. The researchers then compare these effects to a previous...

Author(s) : Sylvia, S.; Luo RenFu; Zhong JingDong; Dill, S. E.; Medina, A.; Rozelle, S.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : World Development (Oxford) 2022 Vol.149 ref.55

5. Fly me to the moon: from corporate branding orientation to retailer preference and business performance.

Purpose: The airline aviation industry is both capital-intensive and competitive. Hence, the evolution of the sector needs original marketing strategies. To study the relationships between corporate branding and corporate image, taking into account two views, namely, corporate strategy and...

Author(s) : Foroudi, P.; Foroudi, M. M.; Bang Nguyen; Palazzo, M.

Publisher : Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK

Journal article : International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management 2022 Vol.34 No.1 pp.78-112 ref.155

6. Rail tourism transitions: a sociological framework.

Author(s) : Jensen, M. T.; Larsen, J.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Annals of Tourism Research 2021 Vol.87

7. Increasing impacts of the relative contributions of regional transport on air pollution in Beijing: observational evidence.

Benefiting from the pollution controls implemented by the Chinese government, the concentrations of PM2.5, SO2, NO2 and CO showed a significant decrease in Beijing during 2013-2017. In this study, an observation-based method was employed to estimate the relative contributions of regional transport...

Author(s) : Tan QiXin; Ge BaoZhu; Xu XiaoBin; Gan Lu; Yang WenYi; Chen XueShun; Pan XiaoLe; Wang Wei; Li Jie; Wang ZiFa

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Environmental Pollution 2022 Vol.292 No.Part B ref.60

8. Policy support for smoke-free and e-cigarette free multiunit housing.

Purpose: Estimate public support for prohibiting multiunit housing (MUH) e-cigarette and cigarette use. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Data from an online panel survey. Sample: A Fall 2018 nationally representative sample of 3,415 (99.3% response rate) United States (US) adults 18-64 years ...

Author(s) : Minal Patel; Donovan, E. M.; Liu, M.; Solomon-Maynard, M.; Schillo, B. S.

Publisher : Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA

Journal article : American Journal of Health Promotion 2022 Vol.36 No.1 pp.106-116 ref.40

9. Cost/benefit assessment of green infrastructure: spatial scale effects on uncertainty and sensitivity.

Green infrastructure (GI) is becoming a common solution to mitigate stormwater-related problems. Given the uncertain costs of GI relative to other stormwater management strategies, stakeholders investing in GI need performance-analysis tools that consider the full suite of benefits and the impacts...

Author(s) : Heidari, B.; Schmidt, A. R.; Minsker, B.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Journal of Environmental Management 2022 Vol.302 No.Part A ref.86

10. China sponge city database development and urban runoff source control facility configuration comparison between China and the US.

Urban runoff source control facilities (URSCFs) are important parts of Sponge City (SC) by controlling urban flooding, restoring eco-balance, and enhancing city resilience. To evaluate the performance of URSCF, one needs to summarize and analyze the past SC construction and operation data. Previous ...

Author(s) : Xu ChangQing; Shi, X.; Jia, M.; Han, Y.; Zhang RongRong; Ahmad, S.; Jia HaiFeng

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Journal of Environmental Management 2022 Vol.304 ref.23

11. When food meets BRI: China's emerging Food Silk Road.

One of the crucial but overlooked aspects of China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is the food and agricultural cooperation. In this paper, we argue that under BRI, China is building a 'Food Silk Road' with which the country attempts to reconstruct global food supply chains through overseas...

Author(s) : Tortajada, C.; Zhang HongZhou

Publisher : Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Global Food Security 2021 Vol.29

12. Study on the welfare level of small-scale dairy farmers in Dali Prefecture.

Based on field investigation, this paper uses the survey data from 277 small-scale dairy farmers in Dali Prefecture, Yunnan Province, and uses fuzzy mathematical evaluation methods to evaluate the welfare level of small-scale dairy farmers. The results found that: The total fuzzy index of welfare...

Author(s) : Cui KaiYuan; Jiang YongNing

Publisher : National Dairy Information Center, Harbin, China

Journal article : China Dairy Industry 2021 Vol.48 No.8 pp.41-45 ref.10

13. The impact of roads on the movement of arboreal fauna in protected areas: the case of lar and pileated gibbons in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.

The unavoidable impact of roads on arboreal fauna in protected areas has received little attention. We investigated this impact on two gibbon species in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand: two groups had home ranges traversed by roads (roadside groups) and another two lived nearby roads (interior...

Author(s) : Asensio, N.; Kachanan, J.; Saralamba, C.; José-Domínguez, J. M.

Publisher : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK

Journal article : Journal of Tropical Ecology 2021 Vol.37 No.6 pp.276-285 ref.86

14. Electrification and productive use among micro- and small-enterprises in rural North India.

The reported effects of electrification on rural entrepreneurship are mixed, with recent studies describing heterogeneity in outcomes and methodological challenges in attributing causal effects. Furthermore, the debate largely focuses on performance outcomes, rather than supply- and demand-side...

Author(s) : Pelz, S.; Aklin, M.; Urpelainen, J.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Energy Policy 2021 Vol.156

15. Elasticities of residential electricity demand in China under increasing-block pricing constraint: new estimation using household survey data.

China has implemented the residential increasing-block electricity pricing (IBEP) policy since the second half of 2012, which is considered the most effective economic instrument in improving residential energy efficiency. Price and income elasticity are two fundamental parameters to guide both...

Author(s) : Jia JunJun; Guo Jin; Wei Chu

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Energy Policy 2021 Vol.156

16. The hedonic treadmill: electricity access in India has increased, but so have expectations.

As household electrification rates continue to increase globally, the focus in energy access planning is increasingly shifting towards quality of service. To inform this planning, we explore changes in household electricity and people's use and satisfaction with their service over time in rural...

Author(s) : Aklin, M.; Namrata Chindarkar; Urpelainen, J.; Abhishek Jain; Karthik Ganesan

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Energy Policy 2021 Vol.156

17. Evaluation of sustainable development of tourism cities based on SDGs and tourism competitiveness index: analysis of 221 prefecture-level cities in China.

Based on the Sustainable Development Goals and competitiveness index, an evaluation index system for sustainable development of tourism cities was established. The sustainable development level of 221 outstanding tourism cities in 2018 was evaluated, and their sustainable development paths were...

Author(s) : Gao JunLi; Shao ChaoFeng; Chen SiHan; Wei ZiZhang

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.22 ref.43

18. A method for modeling urban water infrastructures combining geo-referenced data.

Water distribution networks are the backbone of any municipal water supply. Their task is to supply the population regardless of the respective demand. High resilience of these infrastructures is of great importance and has brought these infrastructures into the focus of science and politics. At...

Author(s) : Rehm, I. S.; Friesen, J.; Pouls, K.; Busch, C.; Taubenböck, H.; Pelz, P. F.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Water 2021 Vol.13 No.16 ref.49

19. Influence of external road network of community park on physical activity - taking Harbin as an example.

Taking 36 community parks in Harbin as the research objects, the physical activity data in the parks were observed and collected by SOPARC, and the correlation between them and the grade grading, geometric shape and topological structure characteristics of the external road network of the community ...

Author(s) : Li YiXuan; Zhao Wei; Zhao Yi

Publisher : Editorial Board of Journal of NEFU, Harbin, China

Journal article : Journal of Northeast Forestry University 2021 Vol.49 No.6 pp.90-95 ref.12

20. Rural electrification and changes in employment structure in Cambodia.

This study analyzes the effects of electrification on the employment structure in Cambodia, which is still in its early stages of electrification and structural change. We examine the movement out of agriculture through three categories of nonagricultural employment: self-employment, wage...

Author(s) : Chhay, P.; Yamazaki, K.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : World Development (Oxford) 2021 Vol.137 ref.31

22. Individual choices and universal rights for drinking water in rural Africa.

More than 500 million rural Africans lack safe drinking water. The human right to water and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal SDG6.1 promote a policy shift from building water infrastructure to sustaining water services. However, the financial calculus is bleak with the costs of "safely...

Author(s) : Hope, R.; Ballon, P.

Publisher : National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, USA

Journal article : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2021 Vol.118 No.40 ref.41

23. Lack of access to clean fuel and piped water and children's educational outcomes in rural India.

Investments in clean fuel and piped water are often recommended in developing countries on health grounds. This paper examines an alternative channel, the relationship between piped water and access to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and children's educational outcomes. Results based on the second...

Author(s) : Pallavi Choudhuri; Sonalde Desai

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : World Development (Oxford) 2021 Vol.145 ref.many

24. Economic growth and inequality of income distribution between regions: evidence from Bali province, Indonesia.

Bali Province shows a prominent performance in the development of the tourism sector. However, essential problems were found related to inequality in the distribution of income between regions. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of locally-generated revenue, education spending, health...

Author(s) : Sukmaadi, D. P. S.; Marhaeni, A. A. I. N.

Publisher : Widyagama University of Malang (UWG Press), Malang, Indonesia

Journal article : Journal of Socioeconomics and Development 2021 Vol.4 No.1 pp.69-80 ref.42

25. Barriers to and enablers of sustainable practices: insights from ethnic minority migrants.

Migration from the Global South to Global North is a major feature of contemporary population movements, and provides a lived experiment of the implications of moving from less resource-intensive modes of living towards more resource-intensive ones. Pre-migration practices come together in complex...

Author(s) : Head, L.; Klocker, N.; Dun, O.; Waitt, G.; Goodall, H.; Aguirre-Bielschowsky, I.; Gopal, A.; Kerr, S. M.; Nowroozipour, F.; Spaven, T.; Toole, S.

Publisher : Routledge, Abingdon, UK

Journal article : Local Environment 2021 Vol.26 No.5 pp.595-614 ref.60