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DAMS

Construction near Mailuu-Suu in the Jalal-Abad region, Kyrgyzstan. Dams in Kyrgyzstan holding uranium mine tailings have become unreliable after a 2017 landslide.
ENVIRONMENT / Energy
Apr 24, 2024
Unstable nuclear-waste dams threaten fertile Central Asia heartland
One more earthquake or landslide, and dams in Kyrgyzstan holding back radioactive waste water could burst, rendering the area uninhabitable.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 19, 2023
Global water reservoir volumes decline despite construction boom, study says
The decline in storage volumes was concentrated in the south, where water demand increased rapidly and new reservoirs didn't fill up as quickly as expected.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 7, 2023
Russia’s dam-busting is another war crime
Are dams fair game in warfare? Nuclear power plants? It’s not as if Vladimir Putin would care.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jun 7, 2023
Ukraine dam: When do attacks on civilian installations amount to war crimes?
Ukraine accused Russia of blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro River that separates Russian and Ukrainian forces in southern Ukraine, inundating a populated region of the war zone.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 7, 2023
Kherson residents flee under fire after Kakhovka dam floods homes
Shelter could not be easily found, as water crept silently higher and higher on Kherson's streets.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 6, 2023
Ukraine dam supplying water to nuclear plant and Crimea is breached, unleashing floods
Kyiv accused Moscow of blowing up the dam from the inside in a deliberate war crime, while Russian-installed officials gave conflicting accounts, some blaming Ukrainian shelling.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 23, 2023
China's Mekong dams turn Thai fishing villages into 'ghost towns'
Local fishing communities who live by the river have seen their harvest fall since China built nearly a dozen dams upstream.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 6, 2023
Indonesia banks on dams to tackle water crisis — but at what cost?
Facing worsening water security concerns, the Southeast Asian nation is building more water retention dams, but the building process is causing its own new challenges.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 3, 2023
Supreme Court finalizes ruling to keep Isahaya Bay gates closed
The decision effectively ends a protracted legal battle between the central government and local fishers.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 31, 2022
The world's biggest source of clean energy is evaporating fast
Dams are the world's largest source of clean energy, yet extreme weather is making them less effective in the battle against climate change.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 30, 2022
Evicted villagers pay a high price for India's hydropower push
The government has said hydropower, along with solar and wind, is vital to meeting India's pledge to get half of its energy from nonfossil fuel sources by 2030.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jun 22, 2021
With massive dams, China finds a weapon in water
Giant dams damage ecosystems, drive freshwater species to extinction, cause deltas to retreat and often emit more greenhouse gases than fossil-fuel power plants.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 25, 2021
'No other option': Deadly India floods bare conflicts from hydropower boom
Experts say rampant construction is adding to the burden weighing on rural communities across the Himalayas.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 14, 2020
Chinese dams under U.S. scrutiny in Mekong rivalry
Beijing has dismissed U.S. research saying Chinese dams have retained water to the detriment of downstream nations.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 19, 2020
Kumamoto approves controversial dam after deadly July flooding
Heavy rainfall in July saw 65 lives lost and at least 6,000 houses flooded in the prefecture, figures it is hoped the dam can reduce in future.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 14, 2020
'Sponge city': China tries new tack after centuries of trying to curb floods
In Chongqing’s ramshackle neighborhood of Old Street, down by the Yangtze River, shopkeeper Liu cleans up the mess from last month’s floods. She lines up dozens of pairs of sodden, mud-caked shoes on the pavement outside, appealing hopefully to a passerby. "I will sell at any price,” she says.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Jul 25, 2020
Water wars: Mekong River another front in U.S.-China rivalry
The Mekong River has become a new front in the U.S.-China rivalry, environmentalists and officials say, with Beijing overtaking Washington in both spending and influence over downstream countries at the mercy of its control of the river's waters.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jul 22, 2020
Dam collapse in China could point to a 'black swan' disaster
The dam at a small reservoir in China's Guangxi region gave way last month after days of heavy rain in a collapse that could be a harbinger of sterner tests for many of the country's 94,000 aging dams as the weather gets more extreme.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 4, 2020
Beginning of the end for megadam projects in China as solar and wind power rise
It’s the beginning of the end for the era of megadam building in China.
COMMENTARY / World
Apr 15, 2020
The Mekong is the test of China’s leadership
To show real leadership, China must recognize the needs of downstream nations.

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