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Map: China's Provincial Water Resources and Use (2002-2010)

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Click through the interactive infographic to see how China, the world’s largest nation and second-largest economy, faces multiple challenges for sustaining its water supply.

Map: China's Provincial Energy Production (1997-2010)

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Click through the interactive infographic to see how China, the…
China's Major Grains Map

Map: China's Provincial Grain Production (1997-2010)

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Click through the interactive infographic to see how China, the world’s largest nation and second-largest economy, has shifted its bread baskets to the north.
Map: Major Hydropower in China

Map: Major Hydropower in China

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China is pushing its renewable energy agenda by investing in hydropower. By 2015, the Chinese government expects that its installed capacity from hydropower will amount to 300,000 megawatts, thus reducing the nation's reliance on fossil fuels.
Infographic: China’s Water Pollution Events and Protection Policies (2004-2011)

Infographic: China's Water Pollution Events and Protection Policies (2004-2011)

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China has some of the dirtiest and most dangerous water in the world. This detailed and interactive timeline shows key pollution events, protests, and policy reforms from the last eight years at both the national and regional levels as China tries to clean up its act.
Infographic: Map of Pollution Levels in China

Infographic: Map of Pollution Levels in China's Major River Basins

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The seven major river basins, as a whole, have had steady improvements in water quality over the past decade.

Infographic: Interactive Timeline Mapping China's Drought-ridden Provinces Since 2007

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Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly persistent problem…
Infographic: How Desalination Works

Infographic: How Desalination Works

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What is the process, and how much energy does it take? This video describes two common methods—reverse osmosis and flash distillation—for obtaining water from the sea.
Coal Gasification Infographic

Infographic: Underground Coal Conversion — Creating Fuels and Fertilizers with Less Water

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Though the chemistry and industrial processes for coal gasification…

Infographic: China Leads Top 10 Coal Producing and Consuming Nations

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Since 2000, global coal consumption has grown faster than any other fuel, with the biggest market for coal in Asia. Although China tops the global list for both coal consumption and production, the nation has emerged as the world's leading builder of clean coal technology.

Infographic: Three Types of Coal Mining — Process and Facts

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Opencast mining involves scraping at the ground's surface, while room and pillar mining occurs below ground. Likewise, longwall mining uses heavy machinery to dig at coal seams beneath the surface: learn more in this interactive inforgraphic.
China Water Stats Information Graphic

Infographic: Beijing Water Use and Population Statistics

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The population of China's capital has doubled since 1980, and, though agricultural and industrial water use is down, municipal use is up.