Archive for the ‘Yangtze River’ Category

The Thirsty Dragon: Water in the 2022 State of Ecology & Environment Report

Courtesy of China Water Risk, a look at the 2022 State of Ecology & Environment Report Review It’s two years into China’s 14FYP. What has that meant for water? Are things better or worse? Find out in our review Surface water quality continues to improve, exceeding 14FYP target of > 85% by 2025; likely due to […]

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Considerable But Unsustainable Water From Thawing Permafrost on the Tibetan Plateau In Changing Climate

Via Terra Daily, a report on a new study examining the impact of climate change on Tibetan Plateau ice and water resources: This study is led by Dr. Taihua Wang and Dr. Dawen Yang (Tsinghua University), together with experts in the field of both permafrost and glacier including Dr. Tandong Yao, Dr. Xin Li (Institute […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Across Asia, China Has ‘Most to Lose’ If Rivers Run Dry

Via EcoBusiness, a look at how  – across Asia – China has the ‘most to lose’ if mother rivers run dry and don’t recover from climate change: Late last year, when two months of scorching heatwaves and a drought pushed China’s electricity grid to the brink and caused severe power shortages in multiple provinces, it […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China’s Worst Drought In A Century

Via YouTube, a report on China’s worst drought in a century: Since the second half of last year, droughts have persisted in many parts of China. This severe drought, recognised as a once-in-a-century event, has caused many rivers to dry up and reservoirs to reach record lows, with some areas struggling to guarantee the supply […]

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World’s Rivers are Running Dry Today

Via China Water Risk, commentary on the challenges facing many of the world’s most important rivers: Indus faced mega flood while Yangtze, Colorado, Rhine & Po suffered droughts, running dry in sections. Power (down 50% in some regions), factories & transportation disrupted Crops were destroyed but rivers also support chunks of GDP: YREB (US$5.3trn), Colorado […]

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Are ‘Water Wars’ Coming to Asia?

Via The Diplomat, a look at how climate change-induced water loss in the Tibetan Plateau further challenges water security from Central to Southeast Asia: A recently published study by a team of scientists from the University of Texas in Austin, Penn State, and Tsinghua University in Nature climate change journal found that terrestrial water storage (TWS) in the Qinghai-Tibet […]

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