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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - ENVIRONMENT

    Book review: Meltdown in Tibet, by Michael Buckley

    Posted Nov 15th 2014, 08:16pm by BEN RICHARDSON

    ... and the Chinese obsession with dam-building. Major dams on the Mekong and other rivers originating in Tibet are playing havoc downstream, blocking silt and fish, and putting control of water supplies ...

  4. News - World - ENVIRONMENT

    First commercial carbon-capture project, in Canada, will be closely watched

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 03:47am by Reuters

    ... plant, a closely watched experiment designed to cut 90 per cent of the plant's carbon emissions. The carbon-capture unit at the Boundary Dam power plant in Estevan, Saskatchewan, ... cent, of Boundary Dam's annual carbon dioxide emissions from entering the atmosphere once the unit reaches full operating capacity later this year. Most of that carbon will be bought ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's hydropower expansion plans defy lessons of Three Gorges Dam

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Hydropower plans defy Three Gorges lessons A decade after China began filling the Three Gorges Dam, concerns about the project's environmental and human cost endure even as the country prepares a huge hydropower expansion. More than 1.2 million people were displaced as the water in the dam, which started accumulating 10 years ago ...

  6. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    In Borneo jungle, natives stand up against Malaysian dams

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 02:20pm by AFP

    ... surveyors and road-builders at the site of a proposed dam. They now man two blockades on roads into the remote region, the latest front in a battle against a colossal plan to convert Malaysia’s ... piercing. Occupying northern Borneo island, much of Sarawak is a jungle landscape crossed by untamed rivers. State authorities are pushing plans to build as many as a dozen hydroelectric dams ...

  7. News - Asia - ENVIRONMENT

    Controversial Mekong dam could devastate local population

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tom Fawthrop

    ... Tom Fawthrop in Xayaburi, Laos Concerns again raised that the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River will threaten the livelihoods of tens of millions Mekong dam could devastate local life Environmentalists are again raising concerns about the controversial Xayaburi dam on the Mekong River, saying efforts to make the project in Laos more "fish friendly" ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Pledge of no new work in Nu River dam projects but cover-up feared

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com A national energy blueprint resurrects plans to dam the Nu River, part of the Unesco world heritage-listed Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas Fears of cover-up over projects on Nu River Yunnan Communist Party chief Qin Guangrong said yesterday the southwestern province had not begun controversial projects to dam the Nu River. ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    U.S. seeks a solution to Asian carp invasion

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 03:29am by Angela Meng

    ... habitat is seen as a sign of a healthy, functioning ecosystem. But, in recent years, their numbers have plummeted, especially after construction of the Three Gorges Dam. "The recent trip ... The Asian carp is just one way for both countries to tackle shared environmental problems, including damming, pollution, overfishing, and habitat loss," Garvey said. "Both the Yangtze ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ban lifted on controversial Nu River dam projects

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Ban lifted on controversial Nu River dam projects Beijing has decided to reopen controversial plans to dam the Nu River in Yunnan province- eight years after ... night, sparking criticism about a lack of openness in the decision on the dams. "Hydropower bases on the Nu River and the upper reaches of the Jinsha and Lancang [Mekong] will be kicked off ...




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