Category: Dams and Landslides

PRESS RELEASE Ethnic minorities in southwestern China threatened by hydro development, group tells World Heritage Forum in Quebec

(July 8, 2008) In a letter obtained by Probe International and submitted to the World Heritage Committee meeting in Quebec City this week, a group of Lisu minority youth said that hydropower development along the Nu River would destroy one of the world’s most culturally and biologically diverse regions.

China fights quake lakes

(May 29, 2008) About 160,000 people are being relocated and the government may have to evacuate as many as 1.3 million after landslides caused by the May 12 quake blocked rivers, creating 35 lakes, reported Bloomberg. Some of them are threatening to burst their banks.