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The hidden costs of China's shift to hydropower

Chinese authorities are hoping a large-scale rollout of hydropower can help to reduce toxic smog but, in addition to the high financial and environmental costs, many experts are skeptical that more hydropower means less coal. 1,821 more words

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The world's biggest hydropower project may be causing giant landslides in China

A massive landslide this week is only the latest natural disaster critics believe the Three Gorges Dam has caused—even officials admit there have been 70% more landslides and bank collapses in the dam’s reservoir area since it was built 12 years ago. 456 more words

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The world's biggest hydropower project may be causing giant landslides in China

A giant landslide near China’s Three Gorges Dam last night sent six meter waves crashing down on a fleet of fishing boats, leaving five people injured, and killing one. 282 more words

A boat on the big river in china

When we are deciding where to go and what to do on our trip, we do not choose the safest options. I personally do not consider myself a seeker of risk and thrills, but I do not worry about the risks. 654 more words

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ON THE ROAD AGAIN - DAY 55

A DAM FOGGY MORNING IN YICHANG & A BRIGHT, SUNNY AFTERNOON IN XI’AN

The light rain and mist that settled over our cruise ship last night developed into a dense fog that closed the locks of the Three Gorges Dam. 1,279 more words

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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

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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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