Archive for the ‘Yellow 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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Melting Himalayan Glaciers Could Leave 2B People Facing Water Scarcity

Via The National News, an article on a recent study that found that Himalayan glaciers in the region disappeared 65 per cent faster in the decade from 2011 to 2020: Himalayan glaciers providing critical water to nearly two billion people are melting faster than ever before due to climate change, exposing communities to unpredictable and […]

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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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Thirsty Dragon: NW China On Water Alert As Yellow River Runs Low

Via the South China Morning Post, a report on new water alerts in northwest China: Water management authorities in northwestern China have warned of shortages in the Yellow River this year that could worsen in the years to come, posing a risk to agriculture in Ningxia and Inner Mongolia. The two autonomous regions cover the […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: Vast River Diversion Plan Afoot In Western China

Via China Water Risk, a report that Chinese Premier Li has called for options to be examined for the ambitious western section of the South-to-North Water Diversion project, yet there are reasons why the idea has been dormant for so long: China’s premier, Li Keqiang, has called for options to be examined for the hugely ambitious western section […]

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