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  1. Official dismisses concerns over Three Gorges Dam

    Posted Nov 28th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... including pollution and landslides and insisting the gigantic project was well under control. Putting on a brave face, top officials in charge of the world's largest hydropower project denied ... the country's reliance on coal. Noting the dam had been built in an area prone to ecological disasters, both officials said the dam had not triggered any 'major' landslides along the main ...

  2. Mudslide buries dam workers

    Posted Jun 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... geophysical properties and was prone to natural disasters such as landslides. He added that the continued construction of massive power stations, including the blockage of large volumes of water ...

  3. Dam building restraint urged

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... rich environmental and bio-diversity resources and was prone to a wide range of geological risks, such as earthquakes and landslides. He said his ministry had demanded that other government ...

  4. Official doubts but will mindset change?

    Posted Sep 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... landslides, rapid spreading of algae, drinking water crises in nearby villages and townships are things that can no longer be covered up,' he said. Meanwhile, the mainland will encourage ... hillsides Landslides causing huge waves and damage Conflicts over land Ecological damage Sediment build-up Loss of fish stocks Reduced fertility in downstream farmland Source: Reuters ...

  5. Experts speak out on worries over Three Gorges

    Posted Dec 17th 2007, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... landslides and project's ill effects on plants and fish already being seen Former national legislator Qin Chenggong, who voted in favour of the Three Gorges Dam 15 years ago, recently made his ... and the effect of the faster flow of water discharged from the dam on downstream embankments. He noted that geological disasters, such as landslides, had been on the rise. His views were backed ...

  6. Cost of development finally to be counted

    Posted Sep 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... been told, there are also a number of worrying environmental threats: erosion and landslides on steep hills around the dam, conflicts over land shortages and 'ecological deterioration ...

  7. Dams hit a rising tide of opposition

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... resources during prolonged droughts. Combining all that with deadly landslides, massive silt build-up, devastating environmental impacts and problems associated with huge resettlement schemes leads ...

  8. Suspicions finally confirmed over Three Gorges Dam

    Posted May 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... problems even before construction of the dam was approved in 1992. In recent years, state media reported deadly landslides, minor earthquakes, pollution disasters and ecological degradation ...

  9. Moving 4m Three Gorges residents 'vital for ecology'

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and causing damage to an already weak environment along the river. Signs of environmental degradation included soil erosion, more frequent landslides, pollution and a shortage of arable land since ...

  10. Hell and high water

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... to tremors and devastating landslides, it has survived vandalising Red Guards and the Yangtze dam flood. When cherry-picking government archaeologists were sent to iden- tify which few relics- from ... of the Yangtze's rapids were caused by detritus from landslides, the Hsin Tan Rapid- here in Xiling Gorge- being one of the most notorious takers of life on this stretch of the river. The gorges were ...




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