(December 11, 2010) Beijing – Workers in central China have fished 78,000 tonnes of debris out of the water at the Three Gorges Dam since October, state media said Saturday.
Probe International Exclusive: Forced resettlements at Danjiangkou dam turn ugly as massive water diversion for Beijing gets underway
(December 9, 2010) Probe International researcher and a Chinese social scientist, Yang Chongqing interviews migrants from the Danjiangkou dam reservoir in Hubei Province and finds many of the problems that plagued earlier resettlement programs are being repeated.
(December 3, 2010) A speech given by Probe International Fellow and noted Chinese dissident writer, Dai Qing, at the University of Toronto’s Munk Center on China’s so-called “rise” and the consequences of its “economic miracle” for the citizens of China and its environment. This speech was given on October 26, 2010.
(November 30, 2010) Twelve ski resorts have been operating in Beijing as of 2006, guzzling 640,000 cubic meters of water annually, according to the Beijing Water Authority, a government agency for water conservancy and flood control.
(November 24, 2010) Dai Qing, outspoken critic of the Chinese government and banned writer, gets her wish. A deserving activist from Liu Xia’s List heads to the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo, and she heads home.
(November 24, 2010) Construction of a large-scale dam in Tibet is prompting familiar fears downstream on the Brahmaputra. Joydeep Gupta reports on India’s concerns.
(November 24, 2010) Recent reports reveal China’s freshwater challenges and their possible solutions as cities prepare for major influx in population over the next 15 years.
(November 23, 2010) The flow of the river will be weakened seriously or it can dry out completely if its waters is transferred to other rivers, like a man who loses his blood, wrote Prof., Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Tran.
(November 19, 2010) The indomitable Dai Qing (戴晴) has chosen to demand answers to uncomfortable questions and bring to account a system that dreams big dreams but harms those it is meant to serve.
(November 16, 2010) A proposal to divert water from the Bohai Sea on China’s eastern coast to Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the far west to fight deserts and sandstorms is “unfeasible” and an “illusion,” water resources scientists and experts said Tuesday.
(November 13, 2010) The Washington Post’s William Wan reports on the story of pollution on China’s Tai Lake and one man’s journey from being a celebrated environmentalist by national officials to being labelled a criminal.
(November 12, 2010) Hebei Province invited officials, experts and scholars, including those from the Beijing Municipal Planning Commission to take part in discussions on Nov. 11 about creating an “economic circle around Beijing.”
(November 10, 2010) There is growing concern in India over the country’s water security given China’s geographic chokehold on almost every important river system in South Asia. Now, as a massive project to divert as much as a third of the Brahmaputra’s water into China looks more and more like becoming a reality, concern is turning to alarm.
(November 9, 2010) Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Probe International’s Executive Director Patricia Adams calls recent plans to pump raw sea water thousands of miles from the coast to the deserts of Xinjiang uneconomic and impractical—and one that only a government undisciplined by markets and public oversight would ever contemplate, let alone implement.
(November 8, 2010) Only 24 percent of groundwater in the North China Plain is safe to drink, a recent study by the China Geological Survey shows.