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Plan for China's water crisis spurs concern

Plan for China's water crisis spurs concern "A chronic drought is ravaging farmland. The Gobi Desert is inching south. The Yellow River is so polluted it can no longer supply drinking water. The rapid growth of megacities — 22 million people in Beijing and 12 million in Tianjin alone — has drained underground aquifers that took millenniums to fill. Not atypically, the Chinese government has a grand and expensive solution."

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Friday, 3 June 2011 - 11:43am
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