Posts Tagged ‘water’

Poyang Lake Pays the Price for China’s Progress

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:24 1 Comment

     While there are those who feel that China’s economy has no limits, I would like to direct your attention to yet another example of where China’s economy is outstripping the basic laws of environmental carrying capacity. Poyang lake, located in North Jiangxi province is perhaps one of the largest lakes that you have […]

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The Problem With Endless Supplies of Resources is That They Don’t Really Exist

Monday, November 21, 2011 8:17 Comments Off

The other day, while making my way home I caught a glimpse of Toray’s desalination advertisement. It was one of those moments that at first I was not sure what I was looking, or the greater meaning, until the very end where the advert cuts out with the ocean in the background and makes reference […]

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Study of Environmental Health in China.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 23:58 Comments Off

In this month’s Lancelot, a group of 6 authors have published the 10 page article Environmental health in China: progress towards clean air and safe water, and I would highly recommend readers take the time to download the paper (right click here) and read it. Here is their summary: Environmental risk factors, especially air and […]

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Drought in SouthWest China Drains Lakes and Rivers

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 7:07 Comments Off

For those readers who think that climate change is about “carbon”, or that it is something that will be faced in the future, I highly recommend spending 3 minutes to watch the above clip.. because for China, water is THE issue, climate change is here, and the impacts are in their yard (front yard, and […]

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A Trip to the Farm. Tony’s Farm

Monday, February 8, 2010 3:37 Comments Off

Tony’s Farm is located in Nanhui district and by car is just over an hour from downtown Puxi . It’s a large scale commercial operation with 280 acres of organic vegetables surrounded by other farm and agricultural land. Unlike some of the other organic farms this is a huge project and they are currently building […]

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A Visit to Shanghai’s First Organic Farm. Biofarm

Thursday, February 4, 2010 3:34 3 Comments

Hi everyone, my name is Kimberly and I have recently been asked to contribute to this website in the area of health, food, nutrition & well-being. I’ve been in China for almost 8 and a half years and have always been conscious of our surroundings in terms or air, water, food but have never really […]

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Video: Yunnan’s Karst Water Systems

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 17:48 Comments Off

While many maintain their eyes on the growing cleantech war that is “being waged” between the US and China, Christina Larson has kept her eye on the prize in her latest work for Circle of Blue, Hidden Waters, Dragons in the Deep: The Freshwater Crisis in China’s Karst Regions. Based in Yunnan province, the 9 […]

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Beijing to Raise Water Pricing by 25% to Reduce Use

Monday, December 21, 2009 7:53 Comments Off

For a city that has been so aggressive to increase water supplies, I am often surprised that so little is done to reduce demand. It would seem that action is now being taken. According to the Xinhua article  Beijing holds public hearing on water price hike, the city is now looking to raise the price […]

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Our Problems Exist at a Glacial Level

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 10:15 1 Comment

For many, the terms Global Warming and Carbon are terms that stir up emotion and calls to “do something”. That, in the words of one friend, it has become a near religious belief in intangible proofs that we are now asking governments to invest billions, consumers to start thinking, and corporations to start sharing … […]

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Big Blue Monitors Shenyang Water Supply. Lesson for Others

Monday, September 21, 2009 0:11 Comments Off

For those of you who have grown weary of all the “talk”, and are looking for a tangible program that has the potential for big things, then I encourage you to read this article, read this speech, and learn more about IBM’s recent partnership with Shenyang to monitor its water use. Not the first water […]

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