Video: Looking Out on My Homeland

Video: Looking Out on My Homeland

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Traditional nomadic culture on the steppes of Inner Mongolia was defined by the insistence of wind, herding, and the search for water.

World Economic Forum:Water Crisis as Urgent as Climate Change

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Davos, Switzerland (23 January 2008) – (WEF press release)…

Blackwater: Rare Court Victory in Pollution Case

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Dianhua Paper Mill discharged wastewater into a lagoon, killing sheep, sickening people, and damaging grasslands.

A Track to Modern Nomads

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East Umchjin County, near the border with Mongolia, a place renowned for what Chinese scientists call "typical grasslands.

Drinking Milk Tea

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An Inner Mongolia herder, confined by the government to a small pasture for his animals, is nevertheless more fortunate than some.
The "green wall of China," a barrier of trees planted to try to stop drifting sands on the Inner Mongolia grasslands

A Vast Chinese Grassland, a Way of Life Turns to Dust

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600 miles north of Beijing the whole of the largest contiguous grasslands on Earth opens to the horizon.

A Driving Rain in Northern Michigan; Rings Around Southwest’s Deepening Drought

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By Keith Schneider Circle of Blue Senior Editor (posted from…

Defining drought: A duty to see

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At the opening reception last week for Water Stories at the…

Water: We still don’t get it

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Nearly three years ago, I was part of a group of journalists…

The Perfect Drought - Water Disaster in the American West?

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Is the American West facing a water disaster? Reporter Jon Gertner…

Spreading drought

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As if we didn't need more sobering news, USA Today reports that…

Tehuacán: every drop is sacred

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I'm just back from Tehuacán, Mexico where an entire region's…