In the Himalayas, a New Power Rises: Water

Daniel Stacey 
Photographs by Brian Sokol for The Wall Street Journal
May 17, 2017

KATHMANDU, Nepal—This Himalayan nation is betting that a new energy gold rush borne of its thousands (more…)

Thai resistance to China’s downstream ambitions

May 16, 2017
Beijing’s plan to blast rocks and rapids in the Mekong River to make way for bigger boats and faster trade is strongly opposed by grass roots activists

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Beijing charts a green footprint along the Belt and Road

Guo Yiming
May 15, 2017
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (more…)

Why China’s Yellow River is so yellow – and why it’s prone to flooding

stephen Chen
May 13, 2017
An international team of researchers has analysed the way sediment builds up in the river known as ‘China’s sorrow’, shedding light on how to manage its notorious (more…)

China’s blasting of Mekong will cause environmental peril

May 7, 2017

VietNamNet Bridge – China’s plan to blast waterfalls and rapids to clear the Mekong River to allow large cargo ships to pass through has raised concerns (more…)

Tibet bans crossing of nature reserve

May 6, 2017
Southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region has banned visitors from passing through a state nature reserve to access other areas, as an environmental protection measure.

Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [File photo/]

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China to build dams in Pakistan


​May 13, 2017​

In a major leapfrog in cementing the Belt and Road initiative, China and Pakistan Saturday signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MoU) (more…)

China’s Huge Dam Projects Will Threaten Southeast Asia As Water Scarcity Builds Downstream

Daniel Rechtschaffen

May 3, 2017

Mr. Rechtschaffen is a graduate student at the University of Washington in China Studies, and a former editor at Sixth Tone.

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Across China: Growing environmental awareness at China’s headwaters

Xinhua News
May 2, 2017
XINING, May 2 (Xinhua) — When school is out, 13-year-old Bontso collects plastic bottles, bags and other litter on school grounds to trade for pencils and erasers from (more…)

Hydropower boom in China and along Asia’s rivers outpaces regional electricity demand

Third pole
Darrin Magee, Thomas Hennig, 
April 28, 2017

Will the expansion of hydropower shift the region towards a low carbon future, or simply over exploit a fragile ecosystem?

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