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Can eco-tourism save the Nu River?
Parts of southwest China are counting on the promises of tourism to preserve their unique biological riches, writes Ross Perlin. But can this really be achieved before the area is lost to development?
Why China should move the capital
Beijing, China’s water-poor and overpopulated capital, is stretching its resources to the limit. It is time for a new strategy, writes Mei Xinyu, the country should seriously consider moving its capital.
France and the ecological new deal
France's president has urged China to commit to sustainable development. Wang Dongying talked to Brice Lalonde, the French climate-change ambassador, and asked him what China can learn from France's new green initiatives.
1963年，维昂特大坝引起的大洪水冲毁了多个村庄，意大利北部有几千人因此而丧生。地质危险度专家大卫 • N • 皮特利研究了这场灾难，并且思考了它对中国三峡工程有何启示。
Vajont’s message for the Three Gorges
In 1963, thousands in northern Italy lost their lives as villages were washed away by huge flooding caused by the Vajont dam. Risk expert David N Petley has studied the disaster, and considers what it means for China’s Three Gorges project.
The Three Gorges: a wiser approach
China’s central government recently warned of a potential ecological catastrophe caused by the huge Three Gorges dam, once hailed as the country’s greatest undertaking in 1,000 years. Liu Jianqiang reports on how views of the project have changed.
The water margin
Tanzania was glad to secure the services of a British-led consortium to run the newly privatised water system in its capital, Dar es Salaam. But then the price of water started to rise. Xan Rice reports.
A river ran through it (part two)
Australia is the first developed nation to experience a prolonged dry spell, one that began in 1998. Claire Scobie concludes her complex tale of water mismanagement, human assault on a delicate ecosystem and tough times for the country’s farmers.
A river ran through it (part one)
The Murray, Australia’s farming lifeblood, is choking to death in the worst drought for a thousand years. Is the “big dry” a national emergency, or a warning that the earth is running out of water? Claire Scobie reports.