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Dams & Deforestation: Yunnan’s Water Woes

At The New York Times, Andrew Jacobs reports environmentalists’ frustration with the decision to resume damming on southwest China’s Nu River. The new dams are expected to displace as many as 60,000 people locally,...

Thousands to Move, Again, from Three Gorges

The Three Gorges Dam finally reached full power output in July, but geological risks are forcing some 120,000 people living along its reservoir to relocate, many for the second time. From Reuters’ Sui-Lee Wee: Landslides...

China's Biggest Relocation Project Yet

At GlobalPost, Kathleen McLaughlin describes the impact of forced relocation on the 1.5 million pushed aside by the Three Gorges Dam, and the 3 million now facing a similar fate in Shaanxi. In the best-case situations, those who...

China’s Nu River Hangs in the Balance

In a three part series, International Rivers’ Katy Yan describes her journey up the Nu River as far as Tibet (which, as an American, she was unable to enter), and the effects of dam-building on the communities that live...

Happy Birthday, World Commission on Dams!

At China Dialogue, International Rivers’ Peter Bosshard marks the 10th anniversary of the World Commission on Dams report, which was unveiled by Nelson Mandela in London on November 16th, 2000. The commission proposed a...

China’s Sorrow, China’s Embarrassment

Asia Times has a two part report (via Danwei) by Peter Lee on writer Xie Chaoping, his recent detention, and the subject of his book, “The Great Relocation”: the displacement and mistreatment of people from the Sanmen Xia...

China’s Yangtze Dam Displaced

For Al Jazeera, Melissa Chan looks at the impact of 12 planned dam projects along the Yangtze on local residents: The government says that the local economy has been boosted by the first dam project. Residents in the area have...

Three Gorges water starts to rise again – Xinhua

From Xinhuanet: The second phase of raising the water level of the Three Gorges Reservoir began at 10:00 p.m. Wednesday. One of the 13 power-producing generators was shut down, reducing electricity generation to 5.65 million kw, down from the normal 6.86 million kw, according to Li Yong’an, general manager of the China Yangtze River Three […]

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