Posts

The Stream, March 22: World Water Day 2013

/
To kick off World Water Day 2013, the United Nations released…

The Stream, September 28: Brazil's Agricultural Future Buoyed by Water

/
Days of heavy rainfall have swollen rivers in the United Kingdom,…

The Stream, July 18: Lima, Algal Blooms, and Tibetan Glaciers

/
New research based on 30 years of observation suggests that Harmful…

The Stream, August 10: Toxins in Drinking Water

/
There are about 6,000 toxins that the U.S. Environmental Protection…

The Stream, July 18: Texas Enacts Fracking Disclosure Rule

/
Texas became the first U.S. state to require energy companies…

The Stream, June 14: Italian Referendum Rejects Nuclear Power, Water Privatization

/
More than 90 percent of Italians rejected Silvio Berlusconi-era…

The Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region

Images from the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region--including Bhutan, Nepal, China, Tibet and India

Glaciers Adrift: Climate Change Comes to Nepal

/
Although many Nepalis have contributed little to climate change, they experience it most drastically.

Going against the Flow: India, Bangladesh worry China may Divert Water from Tibet

/
Downstream worries about the environment, agriculture and politics.

Energy from Water: New Dam Projects Proposed in Tibet

/
China plans to build a string of new dams throughout Tibet.

Himalayan Yeti Absent from the Headwaters of Asia's rivers?

/
Habitat loss, water diversion projects, and modern life threaten unknown primate.

Tibetan Plateau Water Reserves at Risk

/
Over at Circle of Blue WaterNews, we're reporting today on another ingredient to consider in the context of the China-Tibet conflict. Keith Schneider and C.T. Pope write that the Tibetan Plateau's vast reserves of glacial freshwater, which supply Asia's most populous regions, are both at risk and are emerging as an issue in the increasingly tense political and cultural strife between China and Tibet.