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- Net Zero Conference 2019 August 19, 2019
- Can We Terraform the Sahara to Stop Climate Change? August 19, 2019
- Sustainable City | Fully Charged August 19, 2019
- How highways wrecked American cities August 19, 2019
- 7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe August 19, 2019
- Urbanization’s Cost in China August 19, 2019
- Urbanisation in China | The Economist August 19, 2019
- Oil and gas companies are facing major technological disruption August 19, 2019
- Transforming cities with technology | The Economist August 19, 2019
- THE FUTURE OF CITIES August 19, 2019
- Mapped: The World’s Largest Megacities by 2100 August 19, 2019
- Top 20 Megacities In The World 1950 to 2035 – World’s Largest Cities By Population August 19, 2019
- All Countries by Number of Nuclear Weapons (1945-2014) August 19, 2019
- Top 15 Countries by Military Spending (1914-2018) August 19, 2019
- Top 20 Largest Cities in The World 1500 to 2100 (History + Projection) August 19, 2019
- Top 20 Countries by Population (1950 to 2100) – The Most Populous Countries in The World August 19, 2019
- Top 20 Country GDP (PPP) History & Projection (1800-2040) August 19, 2019
- Annual CO₂ Emissions For The Largest Emitting Countries 1800-2017 (metric tons) August 19, 2019
- Why China Ended its One-Child Policy August 19, 2019
- Top 20 Country Total Young Population Ranking History (1960-2017) August 19, 2019
- What Countries Are Most Responsible For Global Warming? August 19, 2019
- Transforming food systems under a changing climate: technologies for food system transformation August 19, 2019
- Hong Kong Protests Spread Worldwide August 19, 2019
- Why Corporate Media Doesn’t Talk Honestly About Racism August 19, 2019
- Iceland honours passing of first glacier lost to global warming August 19, 2019
- Activist on the Front Lines Discusses the Historic Protests in Hong Kong August 19, 2019
- UN convenes CITES summit to tackle threat of mass extinction August 19, 2019
- Protesters flood city despite rain in mass weekend protest August 19, 2019
- ORBIT – A Journey Around Earth in Real Time August 18, 2019
- BBC – Discovery – 22 July 2019 – What next for the Moon? August 18, 2019
- The View from Space – Earth’s Countries and Coastlines August 18, 2019
- Megatsunami Scenario – La Palma Landslide August 18, 2019
- Mega Tsunami could hit the US – La Palma August 18, 2019
- San Francisco high-rise is sinking and leaning August 18, 2019
- This Climate Pioneer Is Trying To Stop The Arctic From Melting | VICE on HBO August 18, 2019
- Greenlanders Are Living The Consequences Of Climate Change August 18, 2019
- Seven Seas of Ice: Russia’s icebreakers traverse top of the world August 18, 2019
- Iraq’s Water Crisis The ecological disaster poisoning Basra and the Mesopotamian Marshes August 18, 2019
- Un Chief on World Humanitarian Day 2019 August 18, 2019
- ‘Yellowhammer’ warns of negative impacts of no-deal Brexit August 18, 2019
- Miro Korenha from Our Daily Planet on the UN World Wildlife conference August 18, 2019
- How Greta Thunberg Ignited Climate Strikes Around the World | One Small Step | NowThis August 18, 2019
- Greta Thunberg leads climate change march in Switzerland August 18, 2019
- Iceland’s Okjokull glacier commemorated with plaque – BBC News August 18, 2019
- Marshall to Lead Human Landing System Development on This Week @NASA – Aug ust 16, 2019 August 18, 2019
- ‘Friends, you’re going to love Greenland. I was there on 9/11’ | Lawrence Douglas and Nancy Pick | Opinion | The Guardian August 18, 2019
- Your kids might live on Mars. Here’s how they’ll survive | Stephen Petranek August 18, 2019
- How Do Arctic Fires Impact The World? NASA Study August 18, 2019
- Climate Chaos and Extinction Rebellion | Paul Mason August 18, 2019
- Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming—Interview w/David Wallace-Wells—Radio Ecoshock 201 9-02-27 August 18, 2019
Daily Archives: June 27, 2016
By Euan McKirdy, CNN
Updated 0226 GMT (1026 HKT) June 27, 2016
Hong Kong (CNN)Beijing residents have put up with choking smog, trash-filled rivers and toxic running tracks. Now they have another concern — sinking.
An international study led by Beijing-based researchers has discovered that the city is dropping by as much as 11 centimeters (4 inches) in some districts per year.
The thirsty city has depleted its groundwater, which the study identified as the cause of the sinking.
Using satellite imagery and GPS data, the team analyzed topographical trends from 2003 to 2010 and found that the city, which has a population of over 20 million, was sinking at an alarming rate.
Its central districts are among the worst affected, the study says. The main subsidence bowls are distributed over the Chaoyang, Changping, Shunyi and Tongzhou districts. Chaoyang, in the eastern suburbs, is the worst affected, with subsidence of 11 cm per year.
Beijing is ranked as the fifth most water-stressed city in the world, the study notes, and as China continues to urbanize, the stress on subterranean aquifers is only set to worsen.
Living a nightmare in China’s city of sinkholes
In Beijing, groundwater is the main water source — two thirds — for everything from industrial and agricultural use to household consumption. China media outlet Sina estimates that the capital requires 3.5 billion liters of water per year….
Published on Jun 26, 2016
Belgium is home to the European Parliament but that hasn’t stopped many there questioning whether they should leave the EU. After recent attacks, there’s a groundswell movement wanting to cut ties with Europe.
Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports.