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Moving Southern Water North and Seawater West

Danwei translates reports of a proposal to hydrate Xinjiang by pumping seawater 2,000 kilometres inland and 1,200 metres uphill from the Bohai Sea: The summit’s basic ideas on the subject of “Moving Seawater West; Bringing Bohai to Xinjiang” were as follows: At the northwest shore of the Bohai Sea, raise the seawater to a height of 1,200 meters above sea level and send it to the southeast

November 8, 2010

Climate Change ‘Takes Toll’ on Grain Harvest

China Daily carries a warning of serious and sustained decline in China’s grain production: Tang Huajun, deputy dean of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), said a 5 to 10 percent crop loss is foreseeable by 2030 if climate change continues. “The impact of climate change, coupled with arable land loss and water shortages, will cause a bigger grain production

November 8, 2010