Three Gorges Dam at Full Capacity

The Three Gorges Dam’s 32nd and final generator went into full operation for the first time on Wednesday, finally bringing the dam to maximum capacity almost 20 years after the project started. From the AFP: “The full...

Photos: The Case of the Disappearing Lake

A user posted photos of the gradually diminishing Lake Baiyangdian, the largest lake in Northern China. About thirty years ago, the lake was encircled by reed thickets and was teeming with life. However, after the...

Kunming to Generate Power with Silt Under Lake

Another out-of-the-box idea, from Kunming, Yunnan Province. Farmers who burn silt from a lake inspired a power station to study a commercial run, reports CRI Online: Yang Fulin (杨富林) works for Kunming City’s power plant...

China Offers Plan to Clean Up Its Polluted Lakes – Keith Bradsher

Following a debilitating algae bloom on Lake Tai in Wuxi last year, Chinese authorities have vowed to clean up their act. From the New York Times: The State Council, China’s cabinet, ordered strict regulation of the release of wastewater, the closing of heavily polluting factories near lakes, the improvement of sewage treatment facilities and strict […]

1,000 lakes in China disappear in half century – Xinhua News Agency

From Xinhua News Agency via China Environmental News Digest: Nearly 1,000 lakes have disappeared over the past 50 years, an average rate of 20 lakes lost each year, said Zhu Guangyao, Vice Minister of State Environmental Protection Administration of China, on Wednesday. Zhu revealed the figure at the the 11th International Living Lakes Conference held […]

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