The Stream, May 4: China’s Energy

The golf course market is enjoying a bonanza in China despite a government ban on the construction of new golf courses, according to the Financial Times. Learn more about the water impacts and governance challenges of China’s golf course development from this China Environment Forum presentation.

Is China entering the strategic shale gas race? This research brief details the U.S.-China Shale Gas Initiative.

Meanwhile, here’s more evidence that China plans to push ahead with its long-term nuclear energy strategy.

Yet, Sinovel Wind Co.’s inventory numbers spell a future of insecurity for China’s wind market, according to Caixin.

A lingering drought is affecting the drinking and agricultural water supplies in central and southern China, the Xinhua news agency reports.

Global sea levels might rise between 0.9 and 1.6 meters by 2100, fed primarily by melting Arctic glaciers, ice caps and the Greenland ice sheet, according to a report by the Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme. The new projection is higher than most past estimates, Reuters reports.

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