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China's Karst Region: Infographics

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As they span significant areas of Asia, Europe and the Americas, karst landscapes cover some 15 percent of the Earth’s land mass. Scientists estimate that these areas of porous bedrock are home to as many as 1.5 billion people, a quarter of the global population.

Hidden Waters, Dragons in the Deep: The Freshwater Crisis in China's Karst Regions

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Yunnan Province is a microcosm of China's freshwater challenges.