Coal vs. Water in China

Thousands of miles separate China’s water-rich south and the nation’s coal-rich north. In northwest China where water resources are particularly scarce, including the provinces of Inner Mongolia, Ningxia and Shaanxi, the coal industry is rapidly expanding. In 2012, Greenpeace issued a warning that this coal expansion poses a serious threat to precious water resources in China’s arid northwest and thus the crops and farming communities that depend on it. In 2013 the field investigation team dug up evidence of exactly that.

Video by Greenpeace East Asia 2013.