Why has flooding been so severe in China this year?

Intense rainfall and severe flooding that has battered China since early June 2020, has affected tens of millions of people and left at least 140 dead or missing. The Three Gorges Dam that spans the Yangtze River has been put to the test in terms of its ability to  control floods along Asia’s longest river. But why have floods across a large region of China been so severe in the summer of 2020?

Lives Behind Hydropower Dams

PanNature Mekong-cuuLong Blog
Published on Oct 19, 2017

There are more than 3,000 rivers in Vietnam, provide resources to feed millions of people and bring livelihoods to hundreds of communities. When the rivers change, fishermen and farmers are the first to be affected. By September 2013, more than 800 hydropower projects were planned, more than 250 hydropower projects operated, and more than 200 hydropower projects under construction. By 2013, due to only 21 hydropower projects in 12 provinces, more than 300,000 people were displaced and resettled. How are their lives now…? Tiếp tục đọc “Lives Behind Hydropower Dams”