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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China - LOGISTICS

    Three Gorges Dam exceeds cargo target set for 2030

    Posted May 24th 2014, 02:45am by 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 of the key ... The dam has made the river deeper and slower, allowing for easier navigation- especially upstream- for cargo and passenger vessels. The limiting factor for cargo, however, is the capacity ...

  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Yazidis 'massacred' by jihadists in northern Iraq village: reports

    Posted Aug 16th 2014, 08:15pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Arbil, Iraq Islamic State militants execute group of Yazidis at surrounded village after giving them option to convert or die as airstrikes hit captured dam Islamists ... at risk after a week of US and Iraqi airstrikes on the militants. Airstrikes, meanwhile, targeted insurgents around Iraq's largest dam, which was captured by the Islamic State extremist group ...

  9. News - Asia - LAOS

    Experts renew quake fears over Xayaburi dam on Mekong River in Laos

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 10:12pm by Tom Fawthrop

    ... fears at Laos dam Earthquake experts have renewed concerns about the potential for a seismic disaster hitting the massive Xayaburi dam, which is well under construction on the Mekong River in a quake-prone location in Laos. Geologist Dr Punya Charusiri of Chulalungkorn University in Bangkok said: "The Xayaburi dam poses a potential danger because there are active faults close to the dam ...

  10. News - World - IRAQ

    Islamic State threatens retaliation against Americans ‘in any place’

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:58pm by Reuters

    ... at a news conference on Monday that Islamic State posed a threat to Iraq and the entire region. Obama said that the recapture of the crucial Mosul dam by Iraqi and Kurdish forces, with the help ...




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