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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.