(August 26, 2010) More evidence that the fallout from natural disasters hitting countries like Pakistan are being made worse made poor development.
(August 24, 2010) The Chinese government is forging ahead with its ambitious and controversial plans for development on its rivers, writes Brady Yauch.
China geological disasters ten times higher this year but officials insist dams and development are not to blame
(August 23, 2010) Chinese officials say “there’s nothing to see here” regarding the rise in geological disasters.
(August 19, 2010) As the Chinese people fret these days about our unusual weather, and about floods in the north and south, and in the Yangtze valley in particular, a Web posting attracted widespread attention. Using material from the official media, such as Xinhua and CCTV, and highlighting their headlines in particular, the authors accused the Three Gorges project authority of “boasting.”
(August 17, 2010) Lumberjacks stripped slopes and builders ignored warnings before deadly mudslides devastated Zhouqu County.
(August 16, 2010) The dam was hailed as an engineering feat that could withstand the worst flood in 100 years. But this year’s torrential rains have severely tested its capacity to control the surging Yangtze, writes John M. Glionna in the Los Angeles Times.
(August 14, 2010) Paul Stewart, writing in Mouth to Source, details the poor development decisions that worsened the recent landslides in Zhouqu, China.
(August 12, 2010) Brady Yauch writes that recent evidence shows poor policy decisions may be to blame for a deadly landslide in China’s northwestern Gansu province.
(August 10, 2010) More critics say the poor planning policies in China are behind a rise in geological disasters.
(August 04, 2010) BEIJING — Heavy rains hindered efforts by workers to repair reservoirs and place sandbags along breached riverbanks Wednesday as the death toll from China’s worst flooding in a decade climbed above 1,000.
(August 3, 2010) Noted journalist and dissident Dai Qing discusses the failure of the Three Gorges dam to live up to its “official” flood control capacity.
(July 29, 2010) Three Gorges is unable to fill its flood-prevention promises, says one engineer.
(July 20, 2010) The Three Gorges dam on China’s longest river, the Yangtze, is standing up to its biggest flood control test since completion last year, officials say.
(July 20, 2010) China’s Three Gorges Dam, the largest in the world, helped alleviate flooding in central China by containing the heaviest rush of water in more than 12 years.
(July 20, 2010) Three Gorges officials admit defeat and warn the public that the controversial dam’s reservoir cannot story its maximum capacity, writes Patricia Adams.