Different Views of a World Heritage Site in China

July 26, 2017
On July 12, 2017, after careful consideration of China’s nomination, UNESCO declared the Qinghai Hoh Xil region in Western (more…)

China begins 2nd survey of Tibet plateau to assess climate changes

Global Times
Cao Siqi Source
June 19, 2017
China on Saturday began its second scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to assess the tremendous changes of the past decades due to climate change (more…)

China mulls policies to encourage green finance development

June 16, 2017
China is mulling more ways to encourage banks and private capital to invest in green finance projects, a deputy central bank governor said Friday. 

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Nepal, China sign mega hydropower agreement

June 5, 2017
Nepal has signed an agreement with a Chinese company to build the largest hydroelectric plant in the impoverished landlocked country, which suffers from (more…)

In China, the water you drink is as dangerous as the air you breathe

Deng Tingting
June 2, 2017

hanghai, with its chic cafes, glitzy shopping malls and organic health food shops, is emblematic of improving quality of life for China’s urban middle (more…)

World’s Largest Floating Solar Power Plant in China Connected to Grid

June 1, 2017

The world’s largest floating solar power plant in China is now operational and is connected to the grid. It was built by Sungrow Power Supply (more…)

Scientists urge postponing Pak Beng hydropower project

May 24, 2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Laos is set to move forward to build Pak Beng hydropower dam on Mekong mainstream, but technical reports about the project still do not provide (more…)

India’s water security concerns over China’s dam building spree are legitimate, require action

May 18, 2017

India has cause to be concerned about the large number of dams being constructed by China. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by Pakistan’s (more…)

What’s at Stake in China’s Plan to Blow up Islands in the Mekong

May 18, 2017
If the river islands are bombed away and if the riverscape is engineered into something more like a large artificial canal, then endangered species face extinction.

A Visit to the Source of a Recent Glacier Flood in Nepal

Glacier Hub
May 17, 2017
Alton Byers discussed a recent glacier hazard in Nepal with GlacierHub. Byers is a senior research associate at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University (more…)

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/China.org.cn]

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