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  1. 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), ...

  2. News - World - BALKANS

    Floods menace Balkan towns as more than one million Bosnians affected

    Posted May 19th 2014, 07:40pm by Reuters

    ... dam that would divert the Drina towards Mali Zvornik and flood it.” ...

  3. News - China - EARTHQUAKE

    10 injured after 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolts southwest China

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 11:07am by Agence France Press in Beijing

    ... Saturday morning, USGS said. It struck seven kilometres  from the town of Xiluodu in Yongshan County, which is home to the Xiluodu Dam-- one of the tallest in the world. The China Earthquake ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Poyang Lake dam 'will make drought worse'

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Environmental activists say a dam that has been proposed to tackle a severe water shortage in China's largest freshwater lake, which supplies drinking water to millions of people, will exacerbate droughts and deprive migratory birds of their habitat. Jiangxi authorities said their proposal for a new dam to alleviate the prolonged dry spell had ...

  7. 1950s-built dams in danger of collapsing

    Posted Jun 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Shirley Wu Nearly 40 per cent of China's dams are in danger of collapsing if the wet weather continues and urgent maintenance is not carried out, an expert has warned. Shen Zhenzhong, a Hohai University professor of water resources based in Nanjing, attributes the problem to a lack of maintenance. Professor Shen said many of the dams, built in the 1950s, required large-scale ...

  8. Revised plan for dam project

    Posted Mar 06th 2005, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing The central government will allow some of the 13 dams in the controversial Nujiang hydroelectric project in Yunnan province to be built. But it will put ... year after environmentalists claimed it would cause widespread damage and force thousands of villagers from their homes. 'The construction of one to two dams which have less impact ...

  9. West hails halt to dam

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Staff writer The Myanmar government has halted the US$3.6 billion Myitsone project that included building seven dams, which would have provided electricity to China. The move was praised by the West. But China is unhappy; it is a close ally of Myanmar and invested a lot of money in the scheme. Green groups said the dam would have flooded an area the size of Singapore close ...

  10. A lesson dam lobby looks set to ignore

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... was unexpectedly halted in Myanmar late last month. The suspension of the Myitsone dam project on the Irrawaddy River was seen as a rare victory in a nation long ruled by an authoritarian military regime. ... the Myitsone dam? The fact that China has been snubbed by a long-time political ally that was once dependent on its political and financial support is extremely telling for environmentalists about how ...




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