Water wars? Thirsty, energy-short China stirs fear (AP) – 1000th Edition

In this Feb. 19, 2011 photo, a villager rows his boat in a tributary of Brahmaputra river in Bahir Jonai, Assam, India. A vast and heavily populated region of Asia that depends on water from Tibetan rivers is feeling the effects of China's ambitious efforts to redraw its water map. Some even worry about future water wars; others say there's still time for diplomacy to keep the peace. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)AP – The wall of water raced through narrow Himalayan gorges in northeast India, gathering speed as it raked the banks of towering trees and boulders. When the torrent struck their island in the Brahmaputra river, the villagers remember, it took only moments to obliterate their houses, possessions and livestock.

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