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Yellow River: China

Water Rights Transfers and High-Tech Power Plants Hold off Energy-Water Clash in Northern China

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Along the Yellow River, China acts on looming crisis with ambitious…
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Infographic: Map of Water Allocations in China's Yellow River Basin

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Water allocations for the Yellow River Basin's nine provinces. A…

Photo Slideshow: Irrigation to Industry — Trading Water Rights in China's Yellow River Basin

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New industries invest in repairing irrigation canals in exchange for the right to use water from the Yellow River.

A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China’s Giant, Unproven Water Transport Scheme

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Authorities anticipate approval for new western line to tap energy reserves. Sparks and the blue flare of arc welders, like hot stars in the night sky, illuminate the interior of a massive water tunnel that crosses underneath the Yellow River.

Photo Slideshow: China's South-North Water Transfer Project

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Taken together, the three lines are an audacious strategy to solve the increasingly dire confrontation between rising energy demand in a nation that is steadily getting drier.

Infographic: China's Wind Energy Sector is Global Leader

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Wind generating capacity in China has reached more than 42 GW—the most of any country.

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

Choke Point: China - Confronting Water Scarcity and Energy Demand in the World’s Largest Country

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An escalating confrontation over resources; a confrontation with global implications.

Photo Slideshow — Choke Point: China

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A gallery of images from Choke Point: China, a new water-energy series about the tightening noose that could choke off China’s modernization.

Memo to Hu and Obama: Water and Energy Choke Points Merit Time at the China-U.S. Summit

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Collaborate on resolving confrontation between rising energy demand and water scarcity in both countries.

Chinese Power Plant Develops Advanced Coal Technology

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China attempts to move forward with its clean energy ambitions.

China’s Climate Emissions Are Global Issue, But Water Scarcity Is Greater Domestic Priority

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China hosts its first U.N. climate conference as the country works to wed its financial and environmental ambitions.