(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.
(November 4, 2010) Workers in central China have fished 3,800 tonnes of rubbish out of the Three Gorges Dam in just six days, state media said, as the trash threatened to jam up the massive structure.
(November 3, 2010) The ongoing fight to safeguard Beijing`s dwindling water supplies and a personal battle against China’s controversial Three Gorges dam will be the subject of a special public lecture in Vancouver by leading Chinese environmental activist and journalist, Dai Qing.
China’s water crisis: Beijing’s crippling water shortage and the unfolding tragedy of the Three Gorges Dam
(November 3, 2010) Dai Qing, a Probe International fellow, leading Chinese activist and journalist will be giving a speech at the University of British Columbia on November 9, detailing her battle against the Three Gorges dam and quest to protect the country’s dwindling water supplies.
(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 21, 2010) China’s state run media outlet, China Daily, is reporting that the reservoir behind the Three Gorges is inching closer to its maximum level.
(October 3, 2010) Officials are once again trying to raise the controversial dam’s reservoir to 175 metres, marking the official “completion” of the project.
(September 17, 2010) World Bank projects move millions from their homelands…whether they like it or not
(September 9, 2010) Probe International’s chronology of worries about the contamination of China’s Yangtze River and dirty waters behind the dam.
(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 1, 2010) The flood control capacity of the Three Gorges dam continues to be questioned by analysts and former officials, writes Toh Han Shih in the South China Morning Post.
(September 1, 2010) Deng Hai, from the New Century Weekly, looks at the never-ending plans involved in managing the Three Gorges reservoir.
(August 24, 2010) The Three Gorges dam is forced to stand tall in the face of severe flooding.
(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.
(June 12, 2010) Huang Wanli, renowned hydraulics engineer and Tsinghua University lecturer, first voiced his opposition to the large-scale damming of rivers by opposing the construction of the Sanmenxia dam in 1957. In the 1980s he became a vocal opponent of the Three Gorges project and contributed to Yangtze! Yangtze!, the important critique of the dam compiled by China’s celebrated investigative journalist, Dai Qing. Now, as the Three Gorges dam is beset by monumental operational problems, Huang Wanli’s prescient analysis helps explain why it was a mistake to build the biggest dam in the world. Read his 1993 interview with Dai Qing.