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Three Gorges Dam

12 Dams That Changed the World

Peter Bosshard | Posted 03.14.2015 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The Hoover Dam was the world's highest and most powerful dam when it was completed in 1936. It spurred the agricultural and industrial development of the US Southwest, and destroyed the Colorado River's rich downstream fisheries.

China Rivers at the Brink of Collapse

Peter Bosshard | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Land conflicts have become the primary cause of social unrest in China. As dam building moves upstream into mountain areas, ethnic minorities are particularly affected by displacement.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.15.2013 | Green
Mark Tercek

For an environmental organization, working with major companies is complicated territory. Some critics view these alliances as consorting with the ene...

China's Superbank

Peter Bosshard | Posted 06.11.2013 | Home
Peter Bosshard

The engine that transforms the lives of millions of Chinese citizens like Li Liguan is China Development Bank (CDB). The bank channels capital to key sectors and projects in the world's fastest growing economy -- an essential role in any development state.

Will China's New Leaders Clean up the Environment?

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

I simply could not believe my ears. China's rubber-stamp legislature had never displayed such a level of opposition in its entire history, let alone on environmental grounds.

PHOTOS: How Three Gorges Dam Changed China's River Towns

Posted 02.24.2013 | Home

Peter Hessler lived in Fuling, China from 1996 to 1998. As a Peace Corps volunteer, he taught at a local college in this town of 200,000 while the cit...

Chinese Corruption Party Undermines China's Stability

Cleo Paskal | Posted 06.30.2012 | Home
Cleo Paskal

Corruption is literally built into the foundations of modern China. The construction and infrastructure sectors are two of the most corrupt in country, putting at risk China's vaunted development, and also potentially endangering its neighbors.

Extreme Weather Makeover: The Dam Effect

Lori Pottinger | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Lori Pottinger

Big dams are, in effect, experimental technology. Those who design, build and operate them can't predict with any certainty the many serious impacts they will have on life-giving river systems.

How Dams Can Kick Up a Storm and Change Our Climate

Peter Bosshard | Posted 08.08.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Reservoirs don't only influence rainfall and droughts in their vicinity. They also contribute to climate change by emitting greenhouse gases.

Mao, Tao and the Three Gorges Dam

Peter Bosshard | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is the world's largest hydropower project. Now the Chinese government has officially acknowledged the project's serious social, environmental and geological problems.

Green News Report: August 3, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Thousands d...

The Earth's Decade

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

This decade will be remembered and felt for its impact on Nature: the species that were saved and those that were lost; the heating of the planet; the forests cut down and those that continue to provide oxygen to our children's children.