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Half empty: China's vanishing "kidneys"

CCTV, China’s state broadcaster, looks at the use of remote sensing to monitor the country’s vanishing “kidneys” — wetlands that provide a range of invaluable ecosystem services that have become seriously under threat from rapid urbanization and modernization. 663 more words

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The heat is on for the 'living fossil'

Despite its long lineage as one of the world’s oldest living species, the Chinese sturgeon — known as the “living fossil” because it dates back to the Cretaceous period — may not survive the surging dams and bridges built over the Yangtze River, reports China Daily. 1,081 more words

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China's Lacang River dams - impacts already 'extensive'

Already, newly completed cascade dams along China’s Lancang River (Upper Mekong) are altering the river’s hydrological regime and sediment flow, threatening fish migration and posing a risk to food security and livelihoods. 182 more words

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Extreme drought in the Lake Poyang area [photo gallery]

(May 16, 2014) Mu Lan, the editor of our Chinese Three Gorges Probe news service, documents in pictures the decline of China’s largest freshwater lake on the southern bank of the Yangtze River in east China’s Jiangxi Province for his… 55 more words

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Is the Three Gorges Dam to blame for extreme drought in the Lake Poyang area?

(May 16, 2014) On a recent trip to China, Mu Lan, the editor of Probe International’s Chinese Three Gorges Probe news service, explored the link between Poyang’s crisis and the country’s hydro colossus. 1,038 more words

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Seeing in the Dark: How porpoises hear in one of the world’s busiest rivers

(October 21, 2013) Scientists are using medical technology to study the endangered Yangtze finless porpoise and their critical sense of hearing, used for navigation, to understand how these mammals are managing in the very busy and loud waters of China’s high-traffic Yangtze River. 406 more words

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Small dam construction to reduce greenhouse emissions is causing ecosystem disruption

(June 20, 2013) A new report says the global push to reduce greenhouse gases by building small dams, with the help of the Kyoto Protocol, is causing unanticipated and potentially significant losses to habitat and biodiversity. 424 more words

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