(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 23, 2010) The Wall Street Journal puts the World Bank’s “measured praise” of China’s green energy policies in context.
(November 16, 2010) China has dammed the Brahmaputra river in Tibet for the first time in order to begin the main construction work on a 510 MW hydropower station project, notwithstanding concerns raised by India in this regard.
(November 7, 2010) Water has risen to its maximum level at China’s Three Gorges Dam, driving electricity output to full capacity at the world’s largest hydropower plant for the first time.
(November 4, 2010) The Telegraph reports that workers have had to remove 3800 tonnes of rubbish in 6 days to avoid a possible blockage in the dam.
(October 27, 2010) Xinhua reports that China Development Bank (CDB) will offer China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC) more than 11 billion U.S. dollars in financial support over the next five years.
(October 26, 2010) The water level at the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest water control and hydropower project, reached its designed highest mark Tuesday.
(October 14, 2010) Probe International’s Brady Yauch provides a historical look at the stalled reforms in China’s electricity sector.
(October 12, 2010) The New York Times’ Patricia Brett looks at the many criticisms directed at the corruption- and fraud-prone carbon market.
(September 30, 2010) With wildlife habitat and cultural heritage at stake, dam projects on the lower Mekong River must be debated in public forums, writes The Nation editorial board.
(September 24, 2010) Laos is moving ahead with plans for hydroelectric development on the Mekong River, despite concerns from conservation groups, writes Jonathan Watts in the Guardian.
(Sepember 23, 2010) Given their relatively short lifetimes to date, modern dams remain generally untested against real-world seismic activity. A report from the International Commission On Large Dams considers the lessons learned from the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake.
(September 20, 2010) Lugou Xiaoyue, or the moon over the Lugou Bridge at dawn, known as one of the “Eight Scenic Spots of Yanjing [Beijing],” will make a comeback during this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival, 30 years after the Yongding River dried up.
(September 17, 2010) Terri Hathaway of International Rivers says NGOs are outraged after discovering the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) is set to finance the Gibe 3 dam.
(September 10, 2010) Overfishing, pollution and dams have all taken their toll on the health of China’s Yangtze River, writes Richard Stone in Yale Environment 360.