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  1. Dam building restraint urged

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Deputy Environment Minister Wu Xiaoqing has urged caution amid a big dam-building frenzy on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, saying the lessons of past dam construction in China's southwest must be learned in the face of mounting environmental concerns and resettlement controversies. Wu's remarks, at a media briefing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003115/dam-building-restraint-urged
  2. Upstream dams risk starving Three Gorges of water

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao Intensive dam-building on the upper Jinsha River- part of the upper reaches of the Yangtze- threaten the massive Three Gorges dam's viability, environmentalists have warned. A turf war over water supply between the Three Gorges dam and dozens of mega-dams on the upper Yangtze, especially during the dry season, poses a daunting challenge to the world's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003128/upstream-dams-risk-starving-three-gorges-water
  3. Champion of Three Gorges Dam dies

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Pan Jiazheng, a top hydraulic engineer and staunch advocate of the Three Gorges Dam, has died of cancer, aged 85, in Beijing. As one of the first domestically trained engineers after the Communist Party came to power in 1949, Pan dedicated most of his life to dam construction and was awarded a national lifetime-achievement prize ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006834/champion-three-gorges-dam-dies
  4. Mudslide buries dam workers

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... hydroelectric power plants. As of last night, none of the workers had been rescued. The incident occurred near the site of the Baihetan Dam, which is being built in the ecologically vulnerable Jinsha ... of electricity a year, or nearly two-thirds that of the Three Gorges Dam, according to local government figures. No completion date had been publicly given. Construction began in 2008. There was no word ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1005359/mudslide-buries-dam-workers
  5. Dam plan speeded up despite warnings

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Plans for a controversial dam project on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River are poised to move forward in Chongqing despite fierce public ... local authorities in the southwestern municipality had markedly accelerated final preparations for the hydroelectric Xiaonanhai Dam. At an estimated cost of 23.9 billion yuan (HK$29.4 billion), ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/993977/dam-plan-speeded-despite-warnings
  6. Action on dam plan imperils wildlife

    Posted Dec 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Mainland environmentalists seeking to block the building of a dam along the upper reaches of the Yangtze River have suffered a major blow, ... The decision, at the request of local authorities in Chongqing, also paved the way for the Xiaonanhai Dam, a pet project of the municipality's party chief, Bo Xilai, a rising political star widely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/988725/action-dam-plan-imperils-wildlife
  7. It's progress; who cares about people?

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao. Compiled by Susan Ramsay THE NEWS Villagers in Yunnan and Sichuan, who are being moved to make way for two massive dams have been told by local governments to hand over ... into their own pockets to make up the difference. The Xiangjia Dam is being built on the Jinsha River on the mountainous border between Sichuan and Yunnan, about 33 kilometres upstream from the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003069/its-progress-who-cares-about-people
  8. Big dam starts fill-up after worst drought in 50 years

    Posted Sep 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com The Three Gorges Dam, the world's largest water-control and hydropower project, started collecting water yesterday in an effort to fill it up to its maximum 175 metres by the end of October, state media reported. The dam had been discharging water in the past four months downstream to ease the worst drought in 50 years, which had dried up many ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/978694/big-dam-starts-fill-after-worst-drought-50-years
  9. Contentious dam a step closer to completion

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... Bill Savadove The mainland will finish major structural work on the Three Gorges Dam by the middle of next month, linking the southern bank with the rest of the dam and bringing the controversial project a step closer to completion in 2009. Workers will then demolish the concrete coffer dam, the structure that allowed the main dam to be built dry, on June 6, Shanghai's News ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/546729/contentious-dam-step-closer-completion
  10. Suspicions finally confirmed over Three Gorges Dam

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... it admitted to serious flaws with the controversial Three Gorges Dam, made for very interesting reading. In a statement issued on Wednesday after a State Council meeting chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao, ... and the dam's negative impact on navigation, irrigation and water supplies along the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. The State Council vowed that it would address those problems through ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968533/suspicions-finally-confirmed-over-three-gorges-dam

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