(September 20, 2010) A river that went bone dry two decades ago in China is bursting back to life following successful implementation of an ambitious environmental project.
(September 20, 2010) China is engaged on the world’s most ambitious replumbing scheme.
(Sept. 19, 2010 ) About 60 percent of the Haihe River is severely polluted by heavy industry and poses a serious danger to the food and drinking water of Beijing, environmental watchdogs warned Saturday.
(September 17, 2010) Officials overseeing China’s fast-growing economy will have to one day clean up the problems being reaped on country’s environment. When that happens, it will negatively impact economic growth, writes Bloomberg News.
(September 17, 2010) As Chinese officials look to “green” their image internationally by cleaning up polluting sectors such as manufacturing and power generation, they’re using a very traditional method: the heavy hand of the state. But that heavy hand is backfiring, creating massive blackouts, and ironically, leading to worse pollution.
(September 14, 2010) The Chinese government continues to muzzle anyone who exposes abuses in relocation programs, writes Brady Yauch.
(September 13, 2010) China is struggling to divert enough water to control its worsening water crisis, writes CNN.
(September 10, 2010) Officials are taking what many experts say are dangerous steps to combat Beijing’s worsening water crisis, writes Li Shuang in Global Times.
(September 10, 2010) Beijing’s water shortage is expected to reach 200 million to 300 million cubic meters before the completion of the South-North Water Diversion Scheme.
(September 9, 2010) Writing in Forbes, Steven Solomon says China’s control of Tibet gives it almost complete control over Asia’s water supply.
(September 9, 2010) Specialists say a ton of desalinated water currently costs between 5 and 7 yuan in China, without including the costs of fixed investments, while water from the South-North project may end up costing more than 10 yuan per ton, writes Luo Jieqi in Caixin Online.
(September 8, 2010) As China continues to invest in major infrastructure projects abroad, a new reports says it’s quickly learning that the rules outside of its borders aren’t the same as those within it, writes Brady Yauch.
(September 1, 2010) Water needs in the North have forced hundreds of thousands out of their homes as dams expand, but an innovative desalinization solution could spare them, writes Jenara Nerenberg in Fast Company.
(September 1, 2010) Deng Hai, from the New Century Weekly, looks at the never-ending plans involved in managing the Three Gorges reservoir.
(August 31, 2010) Chinese officials come out with a new plan to slow pollution along the Yangtze River and its Three Gorges Dam, reports AFP.