Multidimensional Analyses Reveal Unequal Resource, Economic, and Environmental Gains and Losses among the Global Aluminum Trade Leaders

Wanjun Wang, Wei-Qiang Chen,  Zhou-Wei Diao, Luca Ciacci, Leila Pourzahedi, Matthew J. Eckelman, Yi Yang, and Lei Shi ABSTRACT: Disputes around trade inequality have been growing over the last 2 decades, with different countries claiming inequality in different terms including monetary deficits, resource appropriation and degradation, and environmental emission transfer.

Quantifying spatiotemporal dynamics of urban building and material metabolism by combining a random forest model and GIS-based material flow analysis

Ting Mao, Yupeng Liu, Wei-Qiang Chen, Nan Li, Nan Dong and Yao Shi Understanding building metabolism is critical for guiding urban resource management and addressing challenges in urban sustainable development. Key attributes of buildings, including geolocation, footprint, height, and vintage, are crucial to characterizing spatiotemporal patterns of building metabolism. However,

Developing a GIS-based model to quantify spatiotemporal pattern of home appliances and e-waste generation—A case study in Xiamen, China

Yupeng Liu, Lulu Song, Wanjun Wang, Xiaomei Jian, Wei-Qiang Chen The growing amount of electronic waste (e-waste) poses considerable risks to the environment and human health, especially when treated inadequately. However, it is difficult to assess the significance of these issues without quantitative understanding of spatiotemporal patterns of e-waste generation.