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  1. Hand over money, villagers told

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Yongshan county, Yunnan province jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Villagers in Yunnan and Sichuan being moved to make way for two massive dams have been told by local governments ... have to dip into their own pockets to make up the difference. The Xiangjiaba dam is being built on the Jinsha (Yangtze) River on the mountainous border between Sichuan and Yunnan, about 33 ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Troubled waters: huge Poyang Lake dam 'back on the agenda'

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Government's top planning body said to be discussing scheme at Poyang Lake that has been widely condemned by environmentalists Troubled waters: huge dam 'back on agenda' The government's top economic planning body has discussed controversial plans to build a dam on the mainland's biggest freshwater lake, suggesting that the scheme ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Kurdish forces recapture key Iraqi dam as US, Britain step up support

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Al-Qosh Kurdish fighters backed by US warplanes have retaken the country’s largest dam from jihadists, Kurdish officials said, as the United States and Britain step up their military involvement. The recapture of Mosul dam marks the biggest prize yet clawed back from Islamic State (IS) jihadists since they launched a major offensive in northern Iraq ...

  4. News - World

    Kurdish forces backed by US and Iraqi warplanes retake parts of Mosul dam

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:15am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Baghdad Kurdish forces retake parts of Mosul dam Kurdish forces took over parts of Iraq's largest dam yesterday less than two weeks after it was captured by the Islamic ... the extremists' onslaught. Recapturing Mosul dam would be a significant victory against the Islamic State group, which has seized vast swaths of northern and western Iraq and northeastern Syria. The dam ...

  5. News - China - CHINA ENVIRONMENT

    Shanghai will be hurt most by Three Gorges Dam project, researcher says

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 02:32pm

    ... The long-controversial Three Gorges Dam project is expected to bring especially serious environmental harm to the Yangtze River estuary, and Shanghai will bear the worst of it, said a government scientific think ... is increasing,” he also said last month at a seminar in Beijing on the environmental impact of the dam project. A transcript of his speech was posted online today by thepaper.cn. “For example, sediment ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Laos agrees to tighter scrutiny of second Mekong River dam by neighbours

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:45pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City Laos allows tighter scrutiny of Mekong dam Laos has agreed to open a proposed hydropower project along the Mekong River to further scrutiny from neighbouring countries, after Vietnam previously called for a delay in developing the dam. The Don Sahong hydropower project, which had been submitted under a procedure known as notification, will now ...

  7. News - World - CHILE

    Chile rejects plan to dam Patagonia rivers for hydro-electric scheme

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 09:26pm by AP

    ... as Patagonia dams axed Chile has rejected an US$8 billion proposal to dam Patagonian rivers to meet growing energy demand, a victory for environmentalists who called the ruling a landmark moment. ... with complaints presented by the community", the environment minister, Pablo Badenier, said. The project entailed building five dams on the Baker and Pascua rivers in Aysen, a remote area of southern ...

  8. News - Asia - INDIA

    Four students killed, more missing after Indian dam unleashes ‘wall of water’

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:59pm by Reuters, AFP

    ... Reuters in New Delhi and AFP in Shimla Indian rescuers found four dead and are searching for 20 others swept away by a sudden surge of water released from a dam while the group was bathing ... The surge of water occurred when a hydroelectric power project opened its floodgates, sending tonnes of water downstream, officials have said. Whether warning signals were sounded before the dam ...

  9. Three Gorges Dam is full as engineers struggle to develop more shipping capacity

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:25pm by He Huifeng

    ... He Huifeng The Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydropower project, has reached its shipping capacity and already exceeds the target set for 2030, the Ministry of Transport said. One ... River. “We estimate the throughput of the five-tier ship lock of the Three Gorges Dam will hit 110 million tonnes this year … It’s far beyond our expectations. The shipping capacity of the three ...




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