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Tibetan plateau experiences ill effects of climate change

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Tibetan plateau experiences ill effects of climate change

The Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations has been extensively covering China's environmental shift for the China Green project. Worldfocus has selected four multimedia pieces from "Tibetan Plateau in Peril" that address climate change in Tibet, where glacial melting threatens Asia's water supply -- leading to potentially disastrous consequences.

Posted: December 15, 2009 17:46   Comments: 4
Villagers in Nepal face drought as glaciers melt

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Villagers in Nepal face drought as glaciers melt

Water -- too much or too little -- is a growing problem for communities worldwide. In Nepal, villagers are struggling with severe drought as rising temperatures melt away the glaciers that supply their fresh water.

Posted: August 12, 2009 14:09   Comments: 4
Ecological refugees flee China’s expanding desert

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Ecological refugees flee China’s expanding desert

China is seeing the consequences of excessive water usage and grazing as millions of acres of fertile farmland transform into desert. The country has relocated some of its farmers. Sean Gallagher of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting visits the arid town of Hongsibao in the highlands of north-central China.

Posted: April 20, 2009 07:50   Comments: 0
Tune in: Radio show on resources in the developing world

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Tune in: Radio show on resources in the developing world

Worldfocus.org's weekly radio show explored the state of natural resource use, opportunities and dangers for resource-rich developing countries and the role played by the U.S. in this global issue. Dave Burdick, Michael Cohen and Alf Hornborg joined the conversation.

Posted: March 31, 2009 18:06   Comments: 1
Controversy surrounds water forum in Turkey

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Controversy surrounds water forum in Turkey

The Fifth World Water Forum, a meeting focused on water scarcity and management issues, began this week in Istanbul, Turkey -- a country dealing with its own water crisis as the government builds a controversial dam.

Posted: March 18, 2009 11:30   Comments: 3
Rumors circulate in Liberia that water will turn to blood

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Rumors circulate in Liberia that water will turn to blood

A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that Liberia's water supply -- already crippled by the country's civil war -- has been further harmed by superstition and rumors.

Posted: February 25, 2009 09:40   Comments: 2
China faces worst drought in 50 years; wheat crops suffer

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China faces worst drought in 50 years; wheat crops suffer

China has declared a drought emergency and plans to provide nearly $13 billion in relief money, primarily to aid suffering wheat-growing regions. More than 4 million people face water shortages in the worst drought in 50 years.

Posted: February 10, 2009 07:33   Comments: 2
Black flies blind river villagers in Tanzania

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Black flies blind river villagers in Tanzania

Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, affects almost 40 million people -- most of them in Africa.

Posted: December 15, 2008 15:39   Comments: 6
The world according to energy

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The world according to energy

With resources dwindling, energy dominates many political and economic debates. Our Interactive map illustrates worldwide distribution and consumption of natural resources like oil, natural gas and water.

Posted: October 24, 2008 12:58   Comments: 3

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