The Chinese Communist Party has gained a foothold in Canada. The ever-deepening institutional co-operation and connection with the Beijing regime should prompt alarm, or at least serious discussion, but woe to those […]
When it comes to the repair, upkeep and/or closure of dams across dam-packed China, the buck keeps shifting. But should one of these 80,000-plus time bombs explode? Renowned hydrology expert Wang Weiluo […]
Russians don’t aspire to be Woke Americans and Americans don’t aspire to live under Russian-style strong-man rule. But unless the trend reverses, Americans could do worse.
A glacial burst that triggered a deadly flash flood in the Indian Himalayas focuses fears on the impacts of “bumper-to-bumper” dam building in seismically active regions and China’s dam operations in neighbouring […]
In September, President Xi Jinping stunned and dazzled during a speech to the United Nations General Assembly when he pledged carbon emissions in China would peak before 2030 and the country would […]
The 6th Open Government Partnership (OGP) Global Summit begins this week in Ottawa. Probe International’s Patricia Adams will moderate a discussion on identifying good practices and challenges in assets return and the promotion of peer-learning in assets recovery and monitoring. Organized by the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) and the MacArthur Foundation.
China’s environment minister enlists people power to help clean up the country’s “black and stinky” waterways.
Experts fear Lintao’s dry-up is a sign of things to come. Probe International fellow and noted Chinese environmental journalist, Dai Qing, says China’s water scarcity and toxicity is the greatest danger facing her country today.
Journalist Sharron Lovell’s gallery of striking images portray the losing end of China’s massive water transfer scheme to alleviate some by taking from others.
Imagine waking up one day to be told your home and way of life is to be upended for the construction of a massive state water project?
Putin knows where Russia’s real threats lie.
Now that Beijing has won the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, talk has moved from the problem of snow in a city distinctive for its arid climate, sandstorms and perpetual lack of water, to the virtues of artificial snow (despite the amount of water fake snow takes to manufacture). Meanwhile, a long-long range weather forecast, conducted by the city’s meteorological bureau, predicts natural snowfall is likely to increase in the areas slated for competition action in seven years’ time.
If Greece leaves the eurozone, Russia will enter it, casting a chill over Europe.
Federal prosecutors say the Norte Energia consortium behind the $11-billion Belo Monte dam, the world’s third largest, has violated 55 previously agreed-to items that are endangering locals’ means of survival. Efforts to move residents should be suspended, they say.
This Huffington Post blog, by Peter Neill, founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory, looks at the global love affair with big dams and the perils of forcing water to acquiesce to political ambitions and national pride, and the sometimes dangerous results of doing so.