Molybdenum Ore Spill Is China's Biggest Tailings Leak in Nearly 20 Years

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A spillage of waste molybdenum ore in northeast China last month was the biggest tailings leak the country witnessed in almost 20 years and needed the toughest environmental emergency response, the environment ministry said on Monday.

Water-Stressed Beijing Exhausts Its Options

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After depleting groundwater reserves, China's capital is becoming increasingly reliant on water pumped from the country's flood-prone South.

Groundwater Pumping Sinks Beijing Region at Increasing Rate

Satellite data reveal the depths of the megacity’s thirst. By…

Shenzhen’s New Path to Sustainability Is Crowded With Obstacles

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A new and huge city focuses on getting cleaner. Photo…

China’s Early Pivot Away From Carbon

World’s largest coal consumer's big challenge to lower climate-changing…

Donghao Chung, Guangzhou's Daylighted Water Refuge

A new urban park constructed from a polluted sewer is a message…

Pope Francis Visit, VW Fraud, China Cap and Trade, and John Boehner -- How They Coincide

Circle of Blue Senior Editor Keith Schneider puts an eventful…

World Water Day Ingredients Need Big Dash of Urgency

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Senior editor Keith Schneider wonders if maybe a spokesperson and Xbox games are needed.

Panama Canal Expansion Will Have Big Effect on Energy, Water, and Grain in U.S. and China

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Deeper channels and immense new locks are due to open in 2016.

World Economic Forum Ranks Water Crises as Top Global Risk

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Water rises on the world agenda.

Photo Slideshow: China Completes Second Line of South-North Water Transfer Project

Massive manmade river begins moving water from central China to Beijing.

Video: U.S.-China Climate Pact Is the Real Deal

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Circle of Blue's Keith Schneider discusses the implications of the landmark climate agreement.