China faces reign of sand: Circle of Blue reports on Inner Mongolia’s expanding desert

Collaborative journalism project covers front lines of global water crisis

Circle of Blue

January 21, 2008, Oakland, CA: Globally, the UN estimates that two-thirds of the world’s population will live in areas of water stress within the next 20 years.

A nonprofit project of the Oakland, California-based Pacific Institute, Circle of Blue covers the challenges and solutions of the global freshwater crisis using leading talents in journalism, science, data and design. Circle of Blue is a member project of the Clinton Global Initiative. “Reign of Sand” was produced with the help of the China Environment Forum of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Washington-based research institute that specializes in world affairs.

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