As people enjoyed themselves along the banks of the Yellow River to celebrate the first day of the Lunar New Year, a sudden release of water from the Sanmenxia Hydropower Station sent […]
Dams cause earthquakes, earthquakes cause other earthquakes
A new study focused on the 6.8 M Luding earthquake in China’s Sichuan-Yunnan seismic zone, shows how dams make areas susceptible to earthquakes directly (through RIS) and indirectly by altering geological structures, […]
Why is the salty tide at the mouth of the Yangtze River related to the high dams and large reservoirs in the Upper Yangtze River?
The Yangtze estuary’s saline tide has changed significantly since the impoundment of the Three Gorges Reservoir.
Three Gorges migrants through the lens of Li Feng
The creation of China’s Three Gorges Dam buried the past and overturned the lives of millions. Tracking these changes across the years: one of the country’s greatest photographers.
Flee from floods
Why did the Chinese government choose not to reveal the real total capacity of the Three Gorges Dam reservoir – perhaps the most critical technical specification of the entire project?
Peach blossoms on the back, hometown underwater
A photographer captures 30 decades of life in upheaval for Three Gorges migrants and one moment, in particular, that stirred an entire nation.
Where did the Yangtze go?
Expert highlights government actions as reason for dry-up, not just absence of rain.
Sichuan power crunch sparks calls for rethink of coal in China’s energy mix
The hydropower hub calls into question the race for renewable energy.
Former China Three Gorges Corp. head under investigation
Cao Guangjing, vice-governor of Hubei Province, is currently undergoing disciplinary review and supervisory investigation for serious violations of discipline and law, according to the official website of China’s top anti-corruption bodies.
Chinese regime using climate policy as a weapon against US economy
“It is very clear to me that climate change has become a war weapon for the CCP. Their goal is to supplant Western governments while continuing to grow their economic and military […]
China’s energy dream
NEW REPORT: Energy security is vital to the longevity of the Chinese Communist Party and that means fossil fuels. The pursuit of CO2 reductions does not serve the goal of preserving Communist […]
China won’t attack Taiwan
In “The Art of War,” the great strategist Sun Tzu described victory as not fighting at all and permitting the enemy to defeat themselves. To that end, Taiwan is well aware of China’s […]
The most dammed country in the world
Legendary Chinese journalist-turned-environmental activist, Dai Qing, becomes a pocket warrior in the new Penguin Classics series, Green Ideas.
Did dams ramp up deluge in Henan?
Some say the area’s aging dams are a threat to the region, compounded by the Chinese Communist Party’s centralized response system. Probe International looks at why.
Scant change in China’s disaster response from Tangshan to Zhengzhou
A centralized system that prevents local governments from responding fast during emergencies, and rewards them for relief efforts over efforts to prevent calamity, is a recipe for disaster. Analysts weigh in on […]