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Three Gorges Dam Is Said to Hurt Areas Downstream

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EDWARD WONG
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CHONGQING, China — A Chinese official says the planners of the Three Gorges Dam failed to properly gauge its effects on lakes and other bodies of water downstream, according to a report on Thursday in Shanghai Daily, an English-language newspaper.

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Levels are dropping at Poyang, one of the two largest freshwater lakes in China, and an official said the dam was partly to blame. ... Read more about Three Gorges Dam Is Said to Hurt Areas Downstream

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China confronts raft of problems at Three Gorges

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SHANGHAI – China is acknowledging serious troubles with its showcase Three Gorges Dam project, citing an urgent need to curb pollution and do a better job with relocations and disaster management related to the world's biggest hydroelectric project.

A government statement released Thursday outlines a blueprint for a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future for the Three Gorges, a scenic section of the Yangtze River that was dammed to create a 410-mile (660-kilometer) -long reservoir. ... Read more about China confronts raft of problems at Three Gorges

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Off the Deep End - Beijing's Water Demand Outpaces Supply Despite Conservation, Recycling and Imports

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Nadya Ivanova
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How China's capital got in over its head, and what the city is doing to get its water crisis under control.

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China expects sharp rise in energy demand

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BEIJING, April 23 (UPI) -- The National Energy Administration in China said the country's demand for energy is growing faster than previously reported.

The NEA said demand for electricity would grow up to 12 percent in 2011 with total consumption reaching up to 4.69 trillion kilowatt hours, China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported Saturday.

In January, the NEA estimated China's demand for electricity would grow 9 percent this year compared to 2010. ... Read more about China expects sharp rise in energy demand

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Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear

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DENIS D. GRAY
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BAHIR JONAI, India — The wall of water raced through narrow Himalayan gorges in northeast India, gathering speed as it raked the banks of towering trees and boulders. When the torrent struck their island in the Brahmaputra river, the villagers remember, it took only moments to obliterate their houses, possessions and livestock.

No one knows exactly how the disaster happened, but everyone knows whom to blame: neighboring China. ... Read more about Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear

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CHINA DEVOURING THE UNITED STATES IN CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING

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EBOOM STAFF
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It is no secret China is currently beating the United States in the race to be the global leader of the new energy economy.  However, with each passing month the gap between the two nations appears to be growing. ... Read more about CHINA DEVOURING THE UNITED STATES IN CLEAN ENERGY FINANCING

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U.N. Food Agency Issues Warning On China Drought

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Keith Bradsher
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A Chinese farmer on dry farmland on the outskirts of Rizhao, Shandong Province, in January. ... Read more about U.N. Food Agency Issues Warning On China Drought

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China Issues Warning on Climate and Growth

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Andrew Jacobs
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BEIJING — China’s environment minister on Monday issued an unusually stark warning about the effects of unbridled development on the country’s air, water and soil, saying the nation’s current path could stifle long-term economic growth and feed social instability ... Read more about China Issues Warning on Climate and Growth

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China Overtakes Japan As World's Second-Biggest Economy

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14 February 2011 

 BBC News

Japan's economy was worth $5.474 trillion (£3.414 trillion) at the end of 2010, figures from Tokyo have shown. China's economy was closer to $5.8 trillion in the same period.

Japan has been hit by a drop in exports and consumer demand, while China has enjoyed a manufacturing boom. ... Read more about China Overtakes Japan As World's Second-Biggest Economy

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