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Rinsing Away the Failures of Hydropower

By staff reporter Liu Hongqiao 05.24.2012 15:17

Villagers in Qinghai saw their livelihoods sold down the river, only to be bought back up again by the local government with public funds. This year, one municipal government quietly rolled out policies …

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Climate scepticism threatens people, planet – IPCC chief

Source: Alertnet // Thin Lei Win

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Chair Rajendra Pachauri speaks during the opening of the conference on climate change and displacement in Oslo, Norway, on June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Stian Lysberg Solum/Scanpix Norwa

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Mineral shortages looming in China

23 April 2012
Commodity Online
Commodity Online India Limited
BEIJING, April 23 — China is reportedly running out of 11 critical minerals and will face a serious shortage of them by 2020 says Xu Shaoshi Minister of Land and Resources.…

China behind Siang river in Arunachal Pradesh drying up?

China is believed to be building dams on the Siang, known as the Yarlung Tasngpo in Tibet.

By Kaushik Deka, Mail Today: On March 1, when Oyen Moyang, 48, came to see his farmland on the bank of the Siang …

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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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Hard times for eco-migrants

Guan Guixia
Suonan Wangjie
February 08, 2012

As China seeks to protect a delicate corner of Qinghai, 50,000 herders have been moved off the grasslands. Ill-prepared for urban life, they face a bleak future, write Guan Guixia and Suonan Wangjie.…

US Congressional Commission Hears Testimony on Tibet’s Water and Environment

DHARAMSHALA: The United States-China Economic and Security Review
Commission, a congressional commission of the United States
government, will hear Thursday (26 January) a written testimony on
Water Security and Environmental Management on the Tibetan Plateau
submitted by the Central Tibetan …