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China's Largest Freshwater Lake Is Shrinking

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.04.2017 | Green

China’s largest freshwater lake is under serious threat, and it seems no one can agree on how to save it. Poyang Lake can swell to over 1,700 squar...

How Nature Can Improve China's Water Quality

Mark Tercek | Posted 05.17.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

One-third of China's lakes and rivers are already so polluted they're not fit for human consumption, and the problem could worsen as the country's rapid urbanization continues.

9 of the Best River Journeys in the World

Viator | Posted 02.24.2016 | Travel

Rivers, the great, ever-changing highways of water on the banks of which nearly all early civilizations were built.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Fuocoammare, Hedi and the Winners, Scoring One for Humanity

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A still from Gianfranco Rosi's Fuocoammare, featuring Samuele Pucillo Every year, at every festival, there is a film that shuts it down for me. I cou...

Why Beijing Is Censoring Information About The Cruise Ship Disaster

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.06.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic that's making headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Jeremy Goldkorn, the ...

Matt Sheehan

'We Asked Her If She Could Return The Tickets' | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.04.2015 | World

Jianli County, China -- When Wu Yuanxin's mother told him she bought tickets for the Eastern Star cruise on the Yangtze, he asked her not to go. She p...

Death Toll Rises From Capsized Cruise As Families Demand Answers

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2016 | World

* President calls meeting of top body to discuss disaster * Some 1,200 relatives in Jianli seeking information * Death t...

Matt Sheehan

Chinese Government Refuses To Give Up On Cruise Ship Rescue, But Little Hope Remains | Matt Sheehan | Posted 06.04.2015 | World

JIANLI, China -- Forty-eight hours after an Eastern Star cruise ship sank into the muddy Yangtze river, rescue crews continued a desperate search for ...

Photos Capture Desperate Effort To Rescue Survivors Of Cruise Ship Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.03.2015 | World

A cruise ship carrying 458 people capsized during a storm on China's Yangtze river on Monday night, leaving more than 400 missing. The four-level ...

Why to Go to Wuhan: Ten Attractions in China's
Mammoth Central City

Sharon Hoge | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

A major hub on the Yangtze River, where it intersects with the Han downriver from the Three Gorges Dam, Wuhan is a "triple play" created in the 1920's when what had been the ancient villages of Hankou, Wuchang, and Hanyang joined to form what has grown into one of China's largest cities.

The 10 Most Important Water Stories in 2014

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 03.21.2015 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

California's multi-year drought grew dire enough in 2014 to prompt Governor Jerry Brown to declare a drought emergency in January. By the end of the year, California had experienced the driest and hottest 36 months in its 119-year instrumental record.

A Health Check-up for Our Environment -- Ignored at Our Own Risk

Peter Bosshard | Posted 01.11.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The Chinese river dolphin has disappeared before our eyes within only two generations. Will we change course before other branches on the tree of life die off? It would be foolish to assume that we can somehow maintain our prosperity and our very future without the rich biodiversity on Planet Earth.

Chinese Water Management: Supply, Demand, and a Changing Climate

Peter Neill | Posted 12.27.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

If you accept that water is the most valuable commodity on earth, then there is no financial argument against its production at whatever cost. Hopefully the world, regardless of national aspiration, political ideology, and systems of governance, will come to that conclusion in time to assuage our thirst for survival.

A Death on the Yangtze

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

An excerpt from "Riding the Dragon's Back, the Great Race to Run the Wild Yangtze," by Richard Bangs with Christian Kallen. At this point an American expedition is making its way to the source, but deadly waters boil ahead.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.15.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

For an environmental organization, working with major companies is complicated territory. Some critics view these alliances as consorting with the ene...

Shanghai Is For Bikers

Joel Epstein | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Joel Epstein

When the ferry docked, I joined the throng of aggressive riders jockeying to get off the boat and back on land.

Yangtze River Turns Red - Biblical Curse or Industrial Pollution?

Rama Hoetzlein | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Rama Hoetzlein

Is it possible earthquakes turned the river red? Could it be algae bloom (red tide)? Or perhaps industrial pollution?

The Flipside Of Progress On The Yangtze

Wenjie Yang | Posted 10.22.2011 | Travel
Wenjie Yang

One street away from the flourishing city center, the "Shi Ba Ti" neighborhood consists of temporary street shelters filled with people left behind by the wave of prosperity crashing on Chongqing.

(WATCH) Rare Gator Saved From Garbage

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The typical places to find reptiles outside of their natural domain are in a city sewer or crawling out from some unlucky homeowner's toilet bowl, but...

How Dams Can Kick Up a Storm and Change Our Climate

Peter Bosshard | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Reservoirs don't only influence rainfall and droughts in their vicinity. They also contribute to climate change by emitting greenhouse gases.

Mao, Tao and the Three Gorges Dam

Peter Bosshard | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the world's largest hydropower project. Now the Chinese government has officially acknowledged the project's serious social, environmental and geological problems.

A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China's Massive Water Transport Project

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

The South-North Water Project is an audacious strategy to solve a commanding threat to China's modernization: the dire confrontation between rising energy demand in a nation steadily getting drier.

The Earth's Decade

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

This decade will be remembered and felt for its impact on Nature: the species that were saved and those that were lost; the heating of the planet; the forests cut down and those that continue to provide oxygen to our children's children.