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ON THE ROAD AGAIN - DAY 54

CRUISING THROUGH THE YANGTZE’S THREE GORGES
The Three Gorges of the Yangtze River are the main reason we did this cruise; today we got to see this incredible spectacle up close. 724 more words

Travel

This could get complicated

Increasing demand for natural catastrophe insurance has provided the world’s largest reinsurer, Munich Re, with its biggest market in the Asia Pacific region: China. But how will Munich Re classify disasters, such as earthquakes, in a country where seismic events are a growing subject of debate as to how many are natural and how many are man-made? 896 more words

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China

My first visit to mainland China was something of a last-minute decision in 2003. A cruise through the Yangtze River’s Three Gorges had always appealed, and we suddenly woke up to the fact that the recently built dam was coming into use that summer and the gorges would be flooded. 1,119 more words

China

Are China's dams causing quakes?

Is China’s hydropower safe? Bloomberg’s Adam Minter cites Probe International’s investigations into the link between China’s dam-building and the surge in earthquakes. 760 more words

Dams And Earthquakes

Yunnan earthquake raises fears on hydropower projects

Geologists express concerns that massive hydropower construction in the region may have contributed to seismic activity. Beijing-based media group, Caixin, interviews Chinese geologist Fan Xiao whose research supports a link between Yunnan’s 6.5-magnitude earthquake in early August and the filling of dam reservoirs in the area. 897 more words

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Cruising the Yangtze River: On a Chinese Boat

It is one of my big regrets (I have two) that I didn’t get to travel down the Yangtze River before the Three Gorges Dam was built. 4,138 more words

China

China quake reignites debate on country's rush to build large dams

“Why do earthquakes keep happening in that area?” In the wake of China’s 6.1 magnitude quake in Yunnan Province and a number of smaller quakes in the region, questions are once again being asked about the country’s rush to build big dams in its southwestern mountains, an area already vulnerable to seismic hazard. 836 more words

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