One thousand dead ducks have been found dumped in the Nanhe River in Sichuan Province in China.
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It’s been more than a week since Shanghai authorities began pulling dead pigs from that city’s water source. More than 13,000 pigs have been collected so far, but there may be more.
Coral reefs off the coast of China and its associated islands are at risk of disappearing. Over the past thirty years, the coral coverage near China has decreased by at least eighty percent, according to a new study published in Conservation Biology.
NASA’s Earth Observatory posted this image of the Korea and the Yellow Sea at night. The bright group of lights in the center is South Korea. China is the left third of the image and Japan is on the right. Why is the sea so well-lit, you might ask? Those are factory fishing operations.
The U.S. and China have both committed to financing hydroelectric projects in Pakistan. Pakistan has been experiencing blackouts that last up to sixteen hours, disrupting businesses and industry across the country.
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China recently announced a plan to invest $10 billion to divert water to the country’s cities. This is on top of $22 billion already spent. But are these water diversion projects a good idea?
The demand for metals used in the production of electronic devices, such as cellular phones and laptop computers, has pushed China to the deep sea. Searching for copper, nickel, cobalt, silver and gold, the Chinese want to explore inactive hydrothermal vents at a depth of over 5,000 feet in international waters. Environmentalists fear marine pollution.
China’s infamous Three Gorges Dam is the largest hyrdoelectric project in the world and potentially the biggest environmental tragedy.Â It has been criticized by environmentalists and human rights advocates since its inception in 1992.Â The Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2006 on the Yangtze River, and NASA has released images of the flooding reservoir […]
The United Nations issued a report this week warning that dam building in China is creating the largest threat to the Mekong Riverâ€™s future. The report states that the proposed dam development threatens “changes in river flow volume and timing, water quality deterioration and loss of biodiversity.” The Mekong River basin provides food and jobs […]