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Sep 28, 2014

China's farms, industry vie for water as drought deepens

HEXINGTEN, China -- The corn has grown to only half its normal height on Yan Shuqin's ranch in the hills of Inner Mongolia this year, as a swath of northern China suffers its worst drought in 60 years. The ruddy-faced woman said that even before the ... #China #Mongolia #Beijing #Shanghai

Sep 23, 2014

UN climate change summit in New York  live coverage

Barack Obama, David Cameron and Dilma Rousseff are among leaders in New York today at a climate summit hosted by Ban Ki-moon French president François Hollande promises $1bn for Green Climate Fund and says Paris can be symbol of change for climate Ba... #Barack Obama #Ban Ki-moon #United States #United Nations #Leonardo DiCaprio #Paris #Dilma Rousseff #François Hollande #China #Saudi Arabia #David Cameron #Copenhagen #GREENPEACE New Zealand #Oxfam

Sep 18, 2014

The Great Frack Forward China's Coal Addiction Threatens The Planet. But Can It Handle A Natural Gas Revolution?

By James West, Climate Desk and Jaeah Lee, Mother Jones: This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. O N A HAZY MORNING LAST SEPTEMBER , 144 American and Chinese government official... #China #Barack Obama #ExxonMobil #Hu Jintao #Halliburton #Chevron Corporation #Mother Jones #ConocoPhillips #Communist Party

Sep 16, 2014

Sri Lanka backs China's maritime 'Silk Road' plan

(AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping won Sri Lanka's support Tuesday for a proposed maritime "Silk Road" linking China with Europe, and helped launch billion-dollar power plant and port city projects funded by his government. Xi, the first Chinese le... #China #Europe #India #South Asia #Sri Lanka #Mahinda Rajapaksa #Xi Jinping #China Communications Construction

Sep 16, 2014

Peabody Coal 'Campaign' Hopefully Won't Fool Congress

This August a select number of Congressional offices working on international issues received an email from Advanced Energy for Life, a new PR entity extolling energy from coal. The main message of the email was that without coal, " basic needs such ... #China #India #Hal Rogers #House Appropriations Committee #Peabody Energy #Burson-Marsteller #Huffington Post

Sep 15, 2014

India’s nuclear nightmare: The village of birth defects

JADUGORA, INDIA—Duniya Uram wants to go outside. The veranda is only 10 metres away, but it is a struggle. Her face is streaked with sweat in the 45C heat as the 16-year-old crawls across the cement floor, putting one thin forearm in front of the oth... #China #India

Sep 05, 2014

Australia in the firing line as China prepares to curb coal imports

China, the world's top coal importer, is expected to soon put curbs on shipments of low-quality coal, responding to calls for support from the country's miners who are seeing widespread losses due to oversupply and anaemic demand for the fuel. The mo... #China #Australia #National Coal Corp.