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China overtakes US as world’s biggest energy consumer

Declarations of love do not get much more highly charged than the one Zhao Xiuxia received from her husband recently on an LED screen bigger than a football pitch. “Dear wife, I adore you. You work so hard for our … Continue reading

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96 dead, thousands missing in China landslides

Rescue workers are hunting for an estimated 2,000 people who are still missing after landslides triggered by heavy rains killed at least 96 in flood-hit northwest China, state media has reported. Authorities have deployed sent nearly 3,000 soldiers and about … Continue reading

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China’s growing recycling industry

With a population of more than one billion people, China creates massive volumes of waste. But its recycling industry is also growing fast, one that utilises not only its own rubbish but that of other countries as well. It is the world’s … Continue reading

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Flooding tests China giant dam

China’s most severe floods in a decade are threatening to get worse as the landmark Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze river is close to overflowing, with its reservoir almost full. The water level reached 158 metres on Saturday morning, just 17 metres … Continue reading

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Yangtze project gains disputed

Planning is under way to build 12 new hydroelectric dams along the Yangtze river in China’s southwest in the model of the giant Three Gorges dam. The government says that the local economy has been boosted by the first project. Residents … Continue reading

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Gallery: China’s Three Gorges dam resists surging Yangtze floods

China’s gargantuan Three Gorges dam has passed its toughest test yet as it controlled and released the floodwaters that filled its reservoirs following recent torrential rains http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/jul/21/three-gorges-dam

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China tries to stop Yellow Sea oil slick

Authorities in Liaoning province in north-east China step up efforts to disperse major oil slick by mobilising 800 fishing boats to help clean-up operation near Dalian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/jul/20/china-yellow-sea-oil-fire

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China Floods Slideshow

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China flooding kills 701, worst toll in a decade

More than 1,000 people have died or disappeared in severe flooding in China so far this year, and the heaviest rains are still to come, a senior official warned Wednesday. This year’s floods, which have caused tens of billions of … Continue reading

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The Mekong – Mother River of Southeast Asia

The Mekong River is the Mother River of Southeast Asia. Millions of people rely on its natural resources for their survival and livelihood. But the river is now under the threat of destructive development. The Chiang Mai-based NGO, Living River … Continue reading

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