Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Degraded-Grassland-in-Inner-Mongolia-27MZIFV2O4_1.htmlConceptually similarDegraded Grassland in Inner MongoliaGP0479SCompleted★★★★Open-Cast Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP047ACCompleted★★★★★★★Water Supply Project in Inner MongoliaGP0479VCompleted★★★★Water Supply Project in Inner MongoliaGP0479XCompleted★★★★Cows Near Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP047A9Completed★★★★Open-Cast Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP047AACompleted★★★★★★Coal Mine in Inner MongoliaGP0479UCompleted★★★★Air Pollution in Inner MongoliaGP0479ZCompleted★★★★★★★Sink-Holes in Inner MongoliaGP0STO9Z0Completed★★★★View AllGP0479TDegraded Grassland in Inner MongoliaA shepherd tends his sheep on the degraded grassland near the Baiyinhua No. 1 open-cast coal mine in West Ujimqin Banner of Xilin Gol, Inner Mongolia. Ten billion cubic meters of water will be consumed by 16 new coal fired power plants and mines in China in 2015, triggering severe water crises in the country’s arid Northwest.Locations:China-East Asia-Inner Mongolia-West Ujimqin Banner-XilingolDate:10 May, 2012Credit:© Lu Guang / GreenpeaceMaximum size:5616px X 3744pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Day-Drinking water-Drought-Dry-Grass-Herders-Herds-Industries-KWCI (GPI)-Men-One person-Outdoors-Shadows-Sheep-Water-Water supply structures-Wide angleShoot:Coal Industry Threatens Water Supply in ChinaA new Greenpeace report entitled 'Thirsty Coal: A Water Crisis Exacerbated by China’s New Mega Coal Power Bases' shows that ten billion cubic meters of water will be consumed by 16 new coal fired power plants and mines in China in 2015, triggering severe water crises in the country’s arid Northwest. This huge amount of water will be used for the water-intensive coal extraction, forcing deterioration of arid grassland and forcing herders to seek alternative livelihoods. Northwestern provinces such as Inner Mongolia, Shaanxi, Shanxi and Ningxia, where 11 of these coal bases are situated, will see their water supply capacity severely challenged in three years.