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Walls close in on Tibetan nomads promised better life

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Philip Wen
February 20, 2012

Losang, a dark, stocky man with a shock of jet black hair and a beaming grin, is known as the happiest man in his village. The former nomad cackles with infectious laughter after almost every …

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China spends 4.5 bln yuan conserving river source in NW China

November 30th, 2011 | Xinhua

China has spent 4.55 billion yuan (713 million U.S. dollars) on conservation work to preserve the source of the Yellow, Yangtze and Lancang rivers, a local conservation official said Wednesday.

The ecological conservation program, initiated …

Chinese and Russian critiques of water diversion

Caixin Weekly: China Economics & Finance (Caixin Media)
January 15, 2012,

Water Diversion Blues Rapidly growing cities need more water and plenty of it, but experts say China faces a sobering outlook on the impact of diversion projects

By staff …

Tibetans advocate climate justice for Tibet at UN Climate conference

Panel discussion

TWA delegates representing ‘Tibet Third Pole’ for COP-17 meeting completes the first week at Durban

Tibet Third PoleDurban, December 5, 2011: Two members of TWA: Tenzin Woebum, head of Women’s Environment and Development Desk (WEDD) and Tenzin Dolma, Joint secretary, who represent …

Gobi mega-mine puts Mongolia on brink of world’s greatest resource boom

Coal mining in inner Mongolia

Coal extraction in ‘the last frontier’ expected to triple economy by 2020 but will compete with nomads for scarce resources
Jonathan Watts
guardian.co.uk, Monday 7 November 2011 11.54 GMT

After a 16-hour drive under the piercing blue skies of Mongolia’s …

Construction on Tibet’s largest dam begins with river blocking

The Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges DamTibet’s largest water project blocked the Lhasa river yesterday, marking the start of the dam’s construction. The 4.6 billion yuan reservoir and power station is expected to go online in 2013.

Pondo Water Control Project, the largest in Tibet, is …

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Glaciers in Tibetan plateau melting fast due to global warming

Xinhua and Staff Reporter
2011-10-22
13:31 (GMT+8)

Experts say a large area of the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau has melted due to climate change. (File Photo/CFP)

Glaciers in the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau in southwest China, the major source of the …