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A Death on the Yangtze

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

An excerpt from "Riding the Dragon's Back, the Great Race to Run the Wild Yangtze," by Richard Bangs with Christian Kallen. At this point an American expedition is making its way to the source, but deadly waters boil ahead.

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...

Shanghai Is For Bikers

Joel Epstein | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Joel Epstein

When the ferry docked, I joined the throng of aggressive riders jockeying to get off the boat and back on land.

Yangtze River Turns Red - Biblical Curse or Industrial Pollution?

Rama Hoetzlein | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Rama Hoetzlein

Is it possible earthquakes turned the river red? Could it be algae bloom (red tide)? Or perhaps industrial pollution?

Danger May Force Thousands To Move From Three Gorges Dam

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

SHANGHAI -- Another 100,000 people may have to move away from China's Three Gorges Dam due to the risk of disastrous landslides and bank collapses aro...

The Flipside Of Progress On The Yangtze

Wenjie Yang | Posted 10.22.2011 | Travel
Wenjie Yang

One street away from the flourishing city center, the "Shi Ba Ti" neighborhood consists of temporary street shelters filled with people left behind by the wave of prosperity crashing on Chongqing.

(WATCH) Rare Gator Saved From Garbage

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

The typical places to find reptiles outside of their natural domain are in a city sewer or crawling out from some unlucky homeowner's toilet bowl, but...

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.

A Dry and Anxious North Awaits China's Massive Water Transport Project

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

The South-North Water Project is an audacious strategy to solve a commanding threat to China's modernization: the dire confrontation between rising energy demand in a nation steadily getting drier.

Trash Threatens To Block Three Gorges Gates In China

AP | TINI TRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — Intense flooding has swept thick layers of garbage down the Yangtze River that are threatening to block the gates of the Three Gorges ...

Bo Xilai: China's 'Man Of The Year'

AP | CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BEIJING — China's ruling elite gather this week for the year's biggest political event and the buzz is mainly about one especially savvy player,...

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.