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Shanghai Drought

Rains Bring Relief For Six-Month China Drought, But Chronic Water Problems Loom

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Although now satiated, the dry spell is the latest in a growing trend of severe water shortages threatening China's food production, energy generation, and accelerating modernization.

The Stream, May 30: China's Looming Power Crisis

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China's worsening power crisis leaves it few long-term options…

Photo Slideshow: Food and Farmers — China's Other Challenge

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The farm sector and the coal sector together made up 85 percent of water used in China last year. These photos take a look at the people and places affected by rising energy demand, accelerating modernization, and diminishing freshwater resources.
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China's Other Looming Choke Point: Food Production

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The Yellow River Basin is the center of a contest over water, energy, and agriculture.

The Stream, May 25: Go-ahead for UK Shale Gas

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China is bracing for what might be the worst summer power crunch…

The Stream, May 10: Land Grabs

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Concerns over land grabs and food security are prompting Brazil,…

The Stream, March 10: The Alberta Tar Sands

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Tar sands development in northern Alberta, Canada, causes water…

More People, More Problems -- Water Challenges with Chinese Urbanization

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Recent reports reveal the nation's freshwater challenges and their possible solutions.

Flooding Tests Three Gorges Dam, Pollutes Songhua River in China

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Chemical pollution is the latest calamity as heavy rains continue to blanket the country with floods.

China May Relocate 300,000 from Three Gorges Region

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Water pollution and river bank instability pose more serious problems than expected on the reservoir banks.

Hidden Waters, Dragons in the Deep: The Freshwater Crisis in China's Karst Regions

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Yunnan Province is a microcosm of China's freshwater challenges.

China Resettles 300,000 for Plans to Redirect Water to Combat Drought

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Nearly 1.5 million people in the Hunan and Guangdong provinces have reported drinking water shortages.