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The middle route of China's huge South-to-North Water Diversion project will be in operation by the end of this month, CCTV reported Thursday. Beijing will be the most important recipient, getting 500,000 cubic meters of water daily, but this will meet the demand of only about 5 million of Beijing's 21 million residents.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:29 AM

The U.S. Drought Monitor for September 10, showed no change in the proportions of the state in various categories of drought. That may change slightly next week; a week ago the Southeast portion of the state experienced heavy rain as a spin-off from a recent Pacific hurricane. But, the record temperatures being set this week ensure that the increasing intensity of the drought will continue.

September 18th, 2014 • 11:26 AM

Speaking in Moscow on Saturday at the 40th Science Assembly of the highly-respected international Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Lev Zeleny, Director of Russia's Space Research Institute, presented a wide-ranging and ambitious plan for Russian space exploration and space science over the next two decades.

August 3rd, 2014 • 10:18 AM

In an interview with Nature magazine on the status and challenges of the international ITER fusion project, ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima stressed that both the collaborative international program and the domestic experiments of each partner country are needed for the future of fusion. He used the United Kingdom as an example. There, about 50 people are working on ITER, he said.

Last week's forecasts that California had two years before it would run out of water, have been challenged by Prof. Jay Famiglietti, a senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who wrote yesterday in the Los Angeles Times that California has only 12-18 months of water in storage—a most dramatic revision of even last week's reports.

July 11th, 2014 • 10:20 AM

Early this morning, in China, the fourth Chinese lunar mission, designated Chang'e-5T (test) was launched from the Xichang launch center. The Chang'e-4 mission had been planned as a repeat the previous lander/rover mission, but was cancelled due to the success of Chang'e-3.

October 24th, 2014 • 8:19 AM

NASA and India Are Discussing Setting up a Joint Mars Working Group

September 12th, 2014 • 9:05 AM

"Look at what China is doing on the Moon, that's your standard. The China program is the program that's going to define, the future of mankind. Because what China is doing will be the challenge, for the entire planet. That's the absolute challenge. And if you're not up to the China standard, you ain't nothing'! What China's doing is going to settle the future of mankind...

August 2nd, 2014 • 8:50 PM

A new report on the impact of the drought in California, was released last week by the University of California, Davis—one of the world's leading agriculture centers...

July 22nd, 2014 • 8:37 AM