Along the Yellow River, China acts on looming crisis with ambitious water conservation and transfer program
Authorities anticipate approval for new western line to tap energy reserves. Sparks and the blue flare of arc welders, like hot stars in the night sky, illuminate the interior of a massive water tunnel that crosses underneath the Yellow River.
Clean alternatives help, but not nearly enough, to loosen energy-water choke point
An escalating confrontation over resources; a confrontation with global implications.