Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Yellow-River-Documentation-Tour-in-China-27MZIFL9YF1O.htmlConceptually similarYellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP011LNCompleted★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP0141LCompleted★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP0TSUCompleted★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP01D24Completed★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP0Y86Completed★★★★Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaGP0406Completed★★★★★★Aibi Lake in ChinaGP01WM9Completed★★★★Aibi Lake in ChinaGP01WMACompleted★★★★Aibi Lake in ChinaGP01WMICompleted★★★★View AllGP017T1Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaWuwei, Gansu Province, China. Abandoned village in one of China's major sandstorm heartland. Low annual rainfall and high evaporation rates make this one of the driest places on earth.The desert, which already occupies more than 30% of Gansu, is expanding. An ever-growing population is converting land for agriculture, destroying trees and other natural vegetation, overusing groundwater, and building reservoirs to supply water for towns and irrigated agriculture. Compounding the problems are overgrazing, the use of wood as domestic fuel, and cultivation of crops that consume a lot of water. Water levels in the area have dropped from 8 to 12 meters below ground level in the 1950s to as much as 100 meters now.Locations:Asia-China-East Asia-Gansu-WuweiDate:17 Jun, 2005Credit:© Greenpeace / John NovisMaximum size:4992px X 3328pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Desertification-Dry-KWCI (GPI)-OutdoorsShoot:Yellow River Documentation Tour in ChinaFrom 1966 to 2000, glaciers in the Yellow River Source region retreated by 17% in area, causing the loss of 2.39 billion m3 of water from source of the river. Greenpeace is calling for due attention and action to deal with disasters that climate change brings about and reminds all that reducing CO2 emission to stop climate change must be done now.