As officials deal with public worry over toxic fallout from the massive explosions at a chemical...
by Samuel Wade | May 18, 2013
At The Guardian, Jonathan Kaiman reports the approval by Chinese environmental officials of a proposed 314-meter-tall dam despite fears about its effects on the ecology of Sichuan’s Dadu River, an indirect tributary of the...
by Samuel Wade | Feb 3, 2013
“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...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 1, 2011
A lengthy article by Edward Wong in the New York Times looks at the various issues and complications surrounding the South-to-North Water Diversion Project, a massive and risky project to help resolve the severe scarcity of...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 17, 2009
Reuters looks at the “cancer villages” that have sprung up around the heavily polluted river running through Shangba, Guangdong: The river’s flow ranges from murky white to a bright shade of orange and the...
by Sophie Beach | May 28, 2008
The New York Times reports on efforts to release pressure from the dammed Bai He river that threatens millions of earthquake survivors who live downstream: During the past two days, more than 600 people have been working around...
by Xiao Qiang | Aug 15, 2007
“Observation and Reflection” „ÄäËßÇÂØü‰∏éÊÄùËÄÉ„Äãis a biweekly news magazine published by the Academy of Social Sciences of Zhejiang province. The following excerpts, translated by CDT, are from an article in the latest issue, via sina.com: China is a country in which water resources are extremely scarce. The total non-salt water amount is 2, 800, 000,000,000 cubic […]
by Sophie Beach | May 10, 2007
And yet more proof of the challenges faced by those trying to clean up China’s environment… From TreeHugger.com: “Water samples collected by Wu Yilong from Chinese urban rivers and lakes.” Photo credit: Teh Eng Koon/AFP/Getty Images
by Sophie Beach | Mar 30, 2007
Three Gorges Probe has compiled and translated news relating to China’s rivers from the recent NPC/CPPCC meetings: Cai Qihua, director of the Changjiang (Yangtze) Water Resources Commission and a delegate to the National People’s Congress, has called on the government to pay more attention to the safety of areas below the Three Gorges dam, and […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods