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Renewed Damming in China Sparks Concern Downstream

“Shocking” news emerged last month of Chinese plans to resume hydropower exploitation of the Nu (Salween), Lancang (Mekong) and Jinsha rivers. At The Hindu, Ananth Krishnan reported that three new dams have also been...

Ban on Nu River Dams Washed Away

China’s State Council has announced plans to resume hydropower development on the Nu (Salween), Lancang (Mekong) and Jinsha (a tributary of the Yangtze) rivers. Outgoing premier Wen Jiabao had repeatedly intervened to...

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...

At Fault on the Nu River

For China Dialogue, Liu Jianqiang interviews two Chinese geologists about the lessons China can learn from the recent earthquake in Japan: The two experts argue that the Japanese authorities underestimated the potential impact...

Hydropower on the Nu River

China’s Green Beat produced a story and video on building a hydropower station on the Nu River: In 2004, there was a plan to put 13 dams along the Nu River, one of the most biodiverse regions of China.  The total output of...

The last river – Ola Wong

Originally published in the Swedish Ordfront Magasin, this article was translated and posted by Three Gorges Probe: The Nu River valley contains representatives of 25 per cent of
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