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Provincial Differences: Green Hunan and Dry Gansu

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Circle of Blue reporter Nadya Ivanova starts her second of three weeks reporting in the field from China, where she wonders about the effects of regional development and pollution on farming practices.
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Energy Economy Brings Change to Shepherd Life: Modernization Comes to the Dry Grasslands of Inner Mongolia

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Along the vast frozen grasslands, 23-year-old Wu Yun and her father, Bao Zhu, tend their flock of sheep and cattle. Just over the ridge, the northern city of Xilinhot is booming as the coal industry continues to expand. But it will take a lot of water to feed both the city and the mining.

New Wind and Solar Sectors Won't Solve China's Water Scarcity

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Clean alternatives help, but not nearly enough, to loosen energy-water choke point

NASA Compiling Landslide Database to Improve Disaster Response

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Landslides killed thousands in Asia last week; NASA researchers are developing a tool for relief efforts.

Overcoming the sanitation stigma: An interview with author Rose George

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In an interview with Circle of Blue, freelance journalist and…

Rose George's World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

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What we should do about the dirty world of a dirty word by…