China's Great Dam Boom:
A Major Assault on Its Rivers

China is engaged in a push to build hydroelectric dams on a scale unprecedented in human history. While being touted for producing lower-emission electricity, these massive dam projects are wreaking havoc on river systems across China and Southeast Asia. READ MORE

 

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China is engaged in an unprecedented dam-building boom, with 130 hydroelectric dams already completed, under construction, or planned in south-central China alone. This chart shows that of the 24 largest hydropower stations being built worldwide, 13 are in China. (Image credit: Wikipedia)

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