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Archive for November, 2013

The Thirsty Dragon and Parched Tiger: Damming Politics Surrounding India, China, And A Trans-Border River

Courtesy of the Third, an interesting commentary on how – by refusing to acknowledge the Brahmaputra as the critical source for millions of subsistence livelihoods – Indian negotiations have instead opted to be embroiled in the narrow politics of damming: In recent years, whenever India and China have met at the highest level, the […]

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The Thirsty Dragon: China’s Great Dam Boom

Via Yale’s e360, a detailed look at China’s push to build hydroelectric dams on a scale unprecedented in human history which – while being touted for producing lower-emission electricity – these massive dam projects are wreaking havoc on river systems across China and Southeast Asia: In their search for renewable electric power, China’s engineers have been […]

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