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Environment

China's Looming Water Crisis
Environment  (tags: world, water, China, overdevelopment, water shortage, environment, destruction, ecosystems, government )

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- 550 days ago - theecologist.org
One unintended consequence of China's spectacular economic growth is a growing water shortage
China's Water Squeeze Worsens as Wetlands Shrink 9 Pct
Environment  (tags: world, habitat, habitatdestruction, China, environment, destruction, protection, humans, ecosystems, nature, politics, pollution )

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- 593 days ago - uk.reuters.com
China's wetlands have shrunk nearly 9 percent since 2003, forestry officials said on Monday, aggravating water scarcity in a country where food production, energy output and industrial activity are already under pressure from water shortages.
Air Pollution Killing Up to 500,000 Chinese a Year, Admits Former Health Minister
Environment  (tags: healthconditions, pollution, world, China, air pollution, premature deaths, environment, destruction, ecosystems, politics, government )

Cal
- 598 days ago - montrealgazette.com
The equivalent of the population of an urban metropolis dies each year in China because of air pollution, according to the country's former health minister.
China's Coal Emissions Responsible for 'Quarter of a Million Premature Deaths'
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, China, destruction, pollution, humans, protection, world )

Cal
- 625 days ago - theguardian.com
Hundreds of thousands of children still at risk from dangerous levels of air pollution as poisonous smog fills cities, study says
China at Crossroads: Balancing The Economy and Environment
Environment  (tags: China, air pollution, water, pollution, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, environment, destruction, ecosystems, politics, government, green, energy, world )

Cal
- 652 days ago - e360.yale.edu
After three decades of unbridled economic growth and mounting ecological problems, China and its new leadership face a key challenge: cleaning up the dirty air, polluted water, and tainted food supplies that are fueling widespread discontent
China's Great Dam Boom: An Assault on Its River Systems
Environment  (tags: China, policy, dam building, environment, destruction, ecosystems, habitat, habitatdestruction, politics, pollution, nature, humans, protection, wildlife, world )

Cal
- 662 days ago - e360.yale.edu
China is engaged in a push to build hydroelectric dams on a scale unprecedented in human history. While being touted for producing lower-emission electricity, these massive dam projects are wreaking havoc on river systems across China and Southeast Asia.
TAKE ACTION NOW! CHINA: Stop Contaminating Farmland With Toxic Chemicals
Environment  (tags: world, pollution, China, industrial runoff, ecosystems, environment, protection )

Cal
- 744 days ago - forcechange.com
The industrialization of rural land in interior China is contaminating soil at an escalating rate. Chinese agencies estimate as much as 20 percent of arable land in the country is contaminated and unfit for growing crops.
China's Online Masses Dare Officials To Swim In Polluted Rivers
Environment  (tags: water, pollution, environment, destruction, China, dams, ecosystems, habitat )

Cal
- 870 days ago - worldcrunch.com
Last month, President Xi Jinping told the mayor of Suzhou, who had outlined a plan to make improvements on the water quality of the city's lakes, that for China's netizens, the best measure of acceptable water quality would be to see whether the mayor dar
China Delegates in Pollution Protest Vote
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, China, overdevelopment, greed, destruction, protection, world, pollution, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, animals, conservation )

Cal
- 895 days ago - abc.net.au
Delegates to China's annual session of parliament have issued a protest against the rising level of pollution in the country.
China Wrestles With Cost of Cleaner Environment
Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, nature, humans, China, politics, pollution, habitatdestruction, green, ecosystems, world, protection, healthconditions )

Cal
- 899 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Facing public outrage over smog-choked cities and filthy rivers, China's leaders are promising to clean up the country's neglected environment - a pledge that sets up a clash with political pressures to keep economic growth strong.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Stop the Demolition of 700 Mountains in China
Environment  (tags: environment, ecosystems, China, overdevelopment, greed, destruction, protection, world, pollution, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, animals, conservation )

Cal
- 985 days ago - change.org
One of China's biggest construciton companies, Pacific Construction Group, is carrying out the $3.52 billion project that will decimate 500 square miles of mountainous territory to make room for a new urban development
China Plans Over 300 Dam Projects Worldwide
Environment  (tags: water, pollution, environment, destruction, China, dams, ecosystems, habitat )

Cal
- 991 days ago - news.mongabay.com
A new report by the NGO, International Rivers, takes an in-depth look at the role China is playing in building mega-dams worldwide
ACTIVISM: CHINA'S NEW ECO-WARRIORS
Environment  (tags: activism, China, resistance, world, corporate greed, protection, humans, habitat, environment, conservation, nature, politics, world, wildlife, ecosystems )

Cal
- 1116 days ago - worldcrunch.com
Thanks to micro-blogs and the Internet spreading the word, people in China have become more and more aware of environmental issues, taking a stand against big corporations.
China's Population and Economy Are a Double Whammy for the World
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, destruction, pollution, development, world, ethics, china, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', politics, news, world, pollution )

Cal
- 1127 days ago - latimes.com
China's 'one-child' policy has slowed population growth and brought prosperity -- but it couldn't avert massive damage to the environment.
Liu Jianqiang: What It's Like Being An "Enemy of the State" in China
Environment  (tags: activism, activists, China, world, GoodNews, environment, destruction, conservation, protection, nature, humans, ecosystems, forests, trees, politics, habitat )

Cal
- 1204 days ago - theecologist.org
Tom Levitt speaks to one of China's most respected investigative journalists Liu Jianqiang on the rise of environmental activism and how he became an 'enemy of the state'
 

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