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Photo Slideshow: China's Polluted Waters

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Pollution is a major driver of water scarcity in China, especially in the places where economic growth is the highest and water resources are under the most stress — China’s dry northern breadbaskets and its biggest manufacturing hubs in the south and east.

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…

Toxic Water: Across Much of China, Huge Harvests Irrigated with Industrial and Agricultural Runoff

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The dirty truth about the world’s largest grain producer.
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.
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China’s Water Reserves and World’s Warming Atmosphere Wait For Natural Gas Breakthrough

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China’s deep shale reserves are treacherous to tap and slow to develop.

Photo Slideshow: Irrigating Northeastern China's Breadbasket

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The northeast region of China, including Heilongjiang, Liaoning…

Video: Scarcity, Pollution, and Energy are Choke Point: China II Focus

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Choke Point: China is an on-the-ground report that displays in…

First Time Key Global Energy Report Highlights Water Constraints of Energy Production

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Energy is becoming a thirstier resource, the report states. Photo…
China's Major Grains Map

Scarcity of Water and Land Shifts Geography of Food Production and Irrigation Networks to China’s Northeast

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Rich land, ample water, and human persistence have turned virgin prairie into the primary breadbasket for China, the world’s largest nation and second-largest economy that is pursuing grain production with a single-minded purpose.
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Food Supply, Fracking, and Water Scarcity Challenge China’s Juggernaut Economy

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New project finds that building the world's fastest-growing economy…
Land Grabs, Agriculture, Agriculture as an Investment, Farmland Investment

U.S., U.K, and China Lead Foreign Land Investments In Agriculture and Finance

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GRAIN’s online database is the foundation for much of what…