Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Drought in China -- a selection of news stories

China finishes canal to ensure water for Olympics: report
Economic Times, India - 1 hour ago
BEIJING: Beijing has completed a water diversion canal that will provide emergency supplies to the August Olympics, state press said on Tuesday, ...
China's Olympic water province faces severe drought
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 10 hours ago
BEIJING, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The north Chinese province of Hebei, which will supply arid Beijing with much of its water for the summer Olympics, is suffering ...
2.5 million lack water in China
Guardian Unlimited, UK - 13 hours ago
Almost two and a half million people are without sufficient drinking water because of the bad weather in the north of China, according to the state drought ...
Drought leaves 250000 short of drinking water in north China
Xinhua, China - Feb 25, 2008
SHIJIAZHUANG, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- About 250000 people in north China¡¯s Hebei Province, which neighbors Beijing, face drinking water shortages as a severe ...
Drought in China leaves millions thirsty
The Age, Australia - Feb 24, 2008
While parts of China have been rocked by record snowfalls, a drought in northern China has left more than two million people without sufficient drinking ...
Drought, snow affect one sixth of China's arable land
Xinhua, China - Feb 24, 2008
BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Drought and snow has affected about 22.9 million hectares of China's arable land, more than one sixth of the total. ...

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