China's Three Gorges: Assessing the Impact
January 2, 2008 As the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River is to be filled to capacity, controversy has resurfaced, following official admissions that the dam could cause major ecological disasters unless preventive measures are taken.
January 2, 2008 China is expected to reach a milestone when the giant reservoir behind Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River reaches its maximum height this year. But officials and residents alike have expressed concerns that the project could lead to environmental disasters.
January 4, 2008 The rising reservoir from the Three Gorges Dam will cover 400 square miles of land, including a number of rich historic and cultural sites. The Chinese government has spent far less money on cultural preservation than on environmental protection and relocating residents.
January 2, 2008 After deciding to turn down a government travel offer and take a lone journey to the reservoir and dam, NPR's Anthony Kuhn discovers that the question of the dam's environmental impact is a highly technical one, the answer to which might not be known for years.