A new report from Greenpeace on the coal industry’s impact on global water resources has...
by Anne Henochowicz | Aug 17, 2013
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 14, 2012
According to Xinhua, nearly 8 million people and over 4.5 million livestock in 13 provinces suffered from inadequate drinking water as of April 5th. Severe drought, usually a characteristic of the north, increasingly afflicts...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 15, 2011
Ministry of Tofu has posted a striking set of photos showing small children in Sichuan clinging to cliffside paths with heavy loads of water on their backs. According to the state media, until September 8, altogether 3.41...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 27, 2011
The Guardian’s Damian Carrington writes on the unsustainability of water use in China and the Middle East: The world’s population tripled in the 20th century, but the thirst for water grew six-fold, the large...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 12, 2011
After suffering a severe drought, parts of China are now enduring floods which have so far killed 94 people. From AFP: Flooding on the southern reaches of the Yangtze river and in southwest China’s Guangxi region in recent...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 6, 2011
Drought-plagued central China is now preparing for torrential rains, Reuters reports: Rainfall of between 10-152 millimetres could hit China’s parched central provinces of Hunan, Anhui and Jiangxi, the China News website...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 1, 2011
A lengthy article by Edward Wong in the New York Times looks at the various issues and complications surrounding the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, a massive and risky project to help resolve the severe scarcity of...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 10, 2011
Global Times describes the means by which the snowfall was enticed, as well as its side effects: Weather modification staff worked at 33 locations through the night. By 6 am Thursday, 759 silver iodide rods had been burned in...
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