Chinese environmentalist wins $125,000 Goldman Prize

Environmental activist Yu Xiaogang will be awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco tonight. Yu has advocated against large dam projects that will damage the environment and surrounding communities, including the proposed Nu River dam in Yunnan Province. From the Environmental News Service (link):

Yu spent years creating groundbreaking watershed management programs while researching and documenting the socioeconomic impact of dams on Chinese communities. His reports are considered a primary reason that the central government paid additional restitution to villagers displaced by existing dams and now considers social impact assessments for major dam developments.

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