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The Stream, March 8: China Considers Major Water Pipeline From Lake Baikal

The Global Rundown A proposed pipeline would bring fresh water from Russia’s Lake Baikal, one of the largest lakes in the world, to China’s Lanzhou city. Syria’s government recaptured vital water infrastructure for the city of Aleppo, which has been without its main supply for more than a month. Malaysia will likely extend a ban […]

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Climate change: Advocates warm up to Lake Baikal

BOLSHIYE KOTY, Russia – Containing one-fifth of the world’s freshwater, Lake Baikal has stood the test of time–paper mills, an influx of tourists, and now a proposed uranium enrichment facility. But two activists are standing up to detrimental development. Lyubov Izmestieva, whose family has monitored the lake for almost a century, worries that plans to […]

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Record Heat in 2016 Broke Lake Temperature Records Too

Warming lake waters worsen pollution, harm ecosystems. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue An annual analysis of the planet’s climate reaffirms what researchers knew was the case: that 2016 was the hottest year since at least 1880, when reliable global measurements were first kept. Record concentrations of heat-trapping gases and a strong El Nino raised […]

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The Stream, July 12: Coal Mining Threatens Poland Lakes, Communities Say

The Global Rundown Coal mining activities in central Poland are draining groundwater and causing lake levels to fall, according to communities in the region. China is debating whether or not to issue a major loan to Mongolia for a hydropower dam that has raised Russian concerns. Hundreds of gas stations in China have been closed […]