(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.
(September 9, 2010) Writing in Forbes, Steven Solomon says China’s control of Tibet gives it almost complete control over Asia’s water supply.
(September 8, 2010) As China continues to invest in major infrastructure projects abroad, a new reports says it’s quickly learning that the rules outside of its borders aren’t the same as those within it, writes Brady Yauch.
(September 2, 2010) Chinese officials say they’ve learned from the mistakes made in resettling citizens for the construction of Three Gorges, but recent evidence, says Probe International, suggests otherwise.
(August 31, 2010) Thirty-five years on from the horrific Banqiao Dam disaster, heavy flooding is causing some Chinese to wonder whether the new Three Gorges Dam is an engineering triumph or a tragedy waiting to happen, writes CLIFFORD COONAN in Beijing.
(August 27, 2010) A recent dam project completed in China means the country is now able to call itself the global king of hydropower capacity, writes Marwaan Macan-Markar.