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China Three Gorges to buy German wind park Meerwind from Blackstone

China Three Gorges , which operates the world’s largest hydropower plant on China’s Yangtze river, will buy German offshore wind park Meerwind from U.S. buyout firm Blackstone (BX.N), the companies said on Monday. 306 more words

Landslide at Chinese dam site signals looming risks

Another deadly landslide at a hydropower construction site in Fujian, south-east China, highlights the growing risks of dam building in mountainous regions of Asia. Chinadialogue.net reports. 798 more words

Three Gorges Probe

The Three Gorges Picture

If I were to show one picture for my cruise down the Yangtze River on the Three Gorges section, this will be the picture.

The sun was setting and there were layers of the gorges of different shades of colour in front of me. 32 more words

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Three Gorges Dam, China

Time to build: 17 years
Cost to build: $59 billion

We can’t even comprehend the amount of concrete needed to construct the world’s largest dam. Standing on China’s Yangtze River, this 17-year, $59 billion project measures 595 feet tall, 131 feet wide, and more than 7,600 feet long, with 32 main turbines producing electricity

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No more major developments on the Yangtze River?

President Xi Jinping’s pledge to prioritize environmental protection and halt new development projects on the Yangtze is a promising turnaround for China’s beleaguered river pulse but don’t hold your breath. 510 more words

Three Gorges Probe

Cruising Through the Three Gorges

Right as the New Year began, I was off on a new traveling expedition with some family friends from the US. My friends Kaitlyn, Barb, and Nancy—who had been traveling around Northern China for about a week beforehand—met up with me in Chongqing on January 1st for a Yangtze River Cruise through the Three Gorges. 1,448 more words

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