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Photo Slideshow: China Completes Second Line of South-North Water Transfer Project

Massive manmade river begins moving water from central China to Beijing.

Air Pollution: Eastern China Becomes A Smoker's Lounge

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Did you miss Circle of Blue's reporting on how cleaning up the power sector – namely coal – and reducing energy demand would clear the air and provide water benefits? Not to worry; Brett Walton gives an update on the current smog situation and how a recent report may provide solutions.

Mongolia Copper Mine at Oyu Tolgoi Tests Water Supply and Young Democracy

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Mining boom in South Gobi influenced by local and global citizen activism

China Tests New Strategy to Curb Coal Demand, Reduce Air Pollution, and Conserve Water

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Nation’s Ministry of Environment turns to Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum for help.

Deep Sea Gas: China Follows Japan in Pursuit of New Energy Source

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Though methane hydrate, a newly discovered unconventional natural gas reserve, is seen as an alternative to coal-fueled power, the technology for tapping deepwater supplies is not yet viable.

TIM: This Is Mongolia

Paved roads are still a rarity in this country, which is larger than Alaska and where 1.2 million people – 40 percent of the resident population – earn their keep herding livestock.

A Tank of Warm Water Brews a New Development Tea in Mongolia’s South Gobi Desert

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Circle of Blue senior editor Keith Schneider wraps up his recent trip to Mongolia.

In China’s Coal Belt, A Refinery Drains Water and Life

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A Chinese researcher reveals massive groundwater use at a coal-to-liquids…

China Takes a Keen Interest in Water-Energy Connections

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Circle of Blue's Keith Schneider reports from Beijing on discussions…

A Wild Ride Through Mongolia's Resource Boom

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A huge country with a tiny population navigates the problems…

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.