New data show 5.9 million Chinese face drinking water shortages

BEIJING, Feb. 29 (Xinhua) -- The number of Chinese officially…

Drought leaves 250,000 short of drinking water in north China

About 250,000 people in north China's Hebei Province, which neighbors…

China Faces Reign of Sand

INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA (January 21, 2008) – Furious dust and…
The "green wall of China," a barrier of trees planted to try to stop drifting sands on the Inner Mongolia grasslands

A Vast Chinese Grassland, a Way of Life Turns to Dust

600 miles north of Beijing the whole of the largest contiguous grasslands on Earth opens to the horizon.

The Perfect Drought - Water Disaster in the American West?

Is the American West facing a water disaster? Reporter Jon Gertner…