31 August 2005

One shot diary:

  • Hundreds feared dead on storm-ravaged U.S. coast .
  • Famous comedy actor Fu Biao passed away.
  • I wanna say a word to those who keep pets:”A puppy is a puppy, not your papa! ”
  • Say Bye-bye to arecas because my teeth need protection.
  • A review of old albums, Elvis Presley is still the king of rock.
  • Key number today—-100! I have done 100 translations already.


每日翻译练习[100]

 

Electronic Waste

 

 

Emerging technologies were expected to help minimize pollutants of different kinds. Ironically, technology itself turns out to be a big part of the problem.

新兴的科技正在不断帮助减少各种各样的环境污染。但讽刺的是,科技自身也成为了环境污染的一个问题。

Electronic waste (or "e-waste") is a relatively new type of environmental threat, following in the footsteps of pollution in the chemical, papermaking and dyeing industries. The waste is from a huge spectrum of products, including small and large household appliances, IT and telecommunications equipment, lighting equipment, and consumer goods such as radios, TV sets, video cameras and hi-fi systems. They are made up of many different materials and components, some of which are hazardous.

电子废物是一种比较新型的环境污染,仅次于化工、造纸和染色工业。大部分的电子废物来自电子产品,包括大大小小的家用电器、网络和通信器材、照明器材以及消费者电器如收音机、电视机、摄像机、家庭影院等等。这些产品都有各种金属和其他元件制成,其中有很多是有危害的。

Frequently, smaller portable gadgets have batteries that are prohibitively expensive to replace. So consumers in affluent countries simply toss them in the trash. And tons of computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic gizmos that contain hazardous chemicals may be poisoning people and ground water. The fact appears to be that the biggest environmental problem may be the smallest devices, and it is high time to launch campaigns to increase awareness about recycling electronic devices.

小型的便携电器则产生大量的电池废物,而且处理成本非常高,所以人们一般就直接把它们扔到垃圾箱。成吨的电脑、显示器、电视机以及各种小元件带着危害成分毒害人们的身体,并污染地下水。最小的那些器件是对环境危害最大的部分,采取措施来回收利用电子垃圾已经到了刻不容缓的时候了。

In some places electronic waste processing has become a well-established industry. The large profits are the main lure driving many to smuggle junk electronics. Unfortunately, China is becoming a major dumping ground for the world’s electronic waste. The smuggling of electronic refuse such as scrap televisions and computers is booming, particularly in areas bordering Viet Nam. Electronic waste is polluting environment and exposing workers to toxic chemicals in China where discarded electronics are dismantled. The growing problem of electronic waste swarming into our country needs to be tackled promptly, or irreversible damage will be done to our environment. Efforts should be made to stem the massive influx of electronic refuse.

在有一些地方,对电子废物的回收处理已经成为了大的产业。巨大的利润促使很多人投入到电子废物的走私中来。很不幸的是,中国已经成为全球最大的电子废物集散地。对于电子废物特别是电视和电脑碎片的走私偷运还在不断激增,越南尤为严重。在中国,大量的废旧电器被拆卸,不仅污染环境,工人的身体也暴露在有害的化学物质之中。这是一个急待解决的问题,必须采取措施来阻止大量电子垃圾的流入。


 

今日音乐

 

Elvis Presley <Jailhouse Rock>

 

猫王的经典曲目,就是在这首歌中,我们熟悉了他的独特舞步

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One Response to 31 August 2005

  1. HUI says:

    这是个里程碑,好样的。值得纪念。以后的每一天仍然如今日这般寻常有不寻常。

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