While many European governments are promoting budget cuts to help solve the euro-debt crisis, opponents argue that _____ measures tend to depress economic growth, ultimately causing governments to lose more money in tax revenues.
(A) veracity (B) austerity (C) efficacy (D) revocation
The part of the environmental movement that draws my firm’s attention is the design of cities’ buildings and products. When we designed America’s first so-called “green” office building in New York two decades __71__, we felt very alone. But today, thousands of people come to green building conferences, and the __72__ that buildings can be good for people and the environment will be increasingly influential in years to __73__.
Back in 1984 we discovered that most manufactured products for decoration weren’t designed for __74__ use. The “energy-efficient” sealed commercial buildings constructed after the 1970s energy crisis __75__ indoor air quality problems caused by materials such as paint, wall covering and carpet. So far 20 years, we’ve been focusing on these materials __76__ to the molecules, looking for ways to make them __77__ for people and the planet.
Home builders can now use materials-such as paints that release significantly __78__ amounts of organic compounds-that don’t __79__ the quality of the air, water, or soil. Ultimately, __80__, our basic design strategy is focused not simply on being “less bad” but on creating __81__ healthful materials that can be either safely returned to the soil __82__ reused by industry again and again. As a matter of __83__, the world’s largest carpet manufacturer has already __84__ a carpet that is fully and safely recyclable (可循环用的).
Look at it this way: No one __85__ out to create a building that destroys the planet. But our current industrial systems are __86__ causing these conditions, whether we like it or not. So __87__ of simply trying to reduce the damage, we are __88__ a positive approach. We’re giving people high-quality, healthful products and an opportunity to make choices that have a __89__ effect on the world. It’s not just the building industry, either. __90__ cities are taking these environmentally positive approaches to design, planning and building. Portland, Seattle and Boston have said they want to be green cities. Chicago wants to be the greenest city in the world. 【題組】79. (A) deny