(May 9, 2007) Nearly 100 villagers living upstream from the Three Gorges dam have been forced to leave their homes under threat of a landslide, which officials fear was disturbed during the filling of the dam’s reservoir last year, Xinhua News Agency reported this week.
(March 9, 2007) The environment in the Three Gorges Dam area has been stable since the water level reached 156 meters fours month ago, a chief project planner said.
(January 29, 2007) It goes without saying that flood control is one of the most important functions a dam project can fulfill. However, it is unrealistic to build a dam expecting it to achieve a permanent solution to a flood problem.
(October 2, 2006) Author’s note: In 1986, The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee and China’s State Council commissioned a feasibility study for the Three Gorges Dam (TGD) project. Professor Huang Wanli, a hydrologist from Tsinghua University was not one of the 412 experts involved in the study. There were reasons for this snub;
(September 28, 2006) Fresh from winning a prestigious award for Still Life, his feature film set against the backdrop of the Three Gorges dam, the acclaimed director talks to Three Gorges Probe about the making, and the meaning, of the movie.
(August 22, 2006) A network of 21 digital earthquake-monitoring stations is to be set up in the Chongqing section of the Three Gorges reservoir by the end of next year, to ‘prevent damage caused by earthquakes and other disasters.’
(August 8, 2006) ‘What I fear most is dam collapses, and I think it’s not just me. Party and state leaders at every level fear this," said E Jianping, head of China’s flood-fighting agency.
(August 6, 2006) Earthquakes have killed more people in China than any other form of natural disaster, accounting for 54 per cent of such deaths since 1949, a Chinese seismological official says.
(June 22, 2006) China plans to exploit the power of Southeast Asia’s last great wild river in a giant staircase of dams stretching from Tibet down through Yunnan province. Swedish journalist Ola Wong reports on a region of unique natural and cultural wealth under threat.
(June 12, 2006) As torrential rain that has caused scores of deaths continues to lash southeast China, flood refugees in Fujian province say their own lives were put at risk by dam operators who opened the floodgates of 10 reservoirs without warning.
(June 10, 2006) China’s Ministry of Land and Resources urged its local counterparts to take measures against possible geological disasters in the Three Gorges reservoir area.
(May 31, 2006) The moment of truth for the world’s largest dam will arrive on June 6. The main concrete wall of the Three Gorges dam on the Yangtze River must begin to hold water after a temporary cofferdam is demolished in a series of planned explosions.
(May 20, 2006) China is celebrating the completion of the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest. With the last load of cement poured, the dam is 2,300 meters long and, when filled, the reservoir will be 656 kilometers long. The project that has been a dream of Chinese leaders since the early 20th century.
(May 16, 2006) Now that construction of the mammoth Three Gorges dam spanning China’s Yangtze River is nearing completion, an independent and transparent financial and environmental audit is needed, says Probe International.
(May 16, 2006) Probe International calls for an independent and transparent financial and environmental audit of China’s mammoth Three Gorges dam as it nears completion.