Tag: Three Gorges Dam

No Dream Too Big for China’s Mother River

Written by | December 3rd, 2013

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With colossal dams interrupting the Yangtze River, it’s easy to say the river is gone. But large rivers are more resilient than that and what we do now will be invaluable for the many rivers around the world facing their own uncertain futures.

It’s a Mistake for NGOs Not to Engage with Hydropower Companies

Written by | August 20th, 2013

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Hydropower may be controversial, but NGOs must engage with the hydropower community to ensure the impact is positive, says our managing director of global freshwater.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Why would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world? Read CEO Mark Tercek’s take on a new alliance to improve how dams on the Yangtze are designed.

Xin Nian Kuai Le! (Happy New Year!)

Written by | January 20th, 2012

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Find out 5 reasons why the Conservancy had a great Year of the Rabbit and why the Year of the Dragon could be even better for conservation in China.

Dammed If We Don’t

Written by | July 7th, 2011

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Roughly 400 million people live along the Yangtze. A massive dam was one factor leading to major fish die off, but now the dam’s operators are taking steps to benefit nature.

From to Tao to Mao to Now: A “Middle Way” for the Yangtze?

Written by | July 26th, 2010

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China has historically managed its rivers out of Confucian control rather than Taoist live-and-let-live. But the Conservancy has a plan for the Yangtze that balances the two — along with the needs of people and nature.

Saying Goodbye to a Chinese Treasure

Written by | June 1st, 2010

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What’s it like to raft down a gorgeous river canyon that’s about to disappear? The Conservancy’s Charles Bedford finds out on China’s Upper Yangtze River.

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