• Portrait of a dying river

    March 27, 2020

    A photo essay shows how the Marsyangdi, a major river in Nepal, is slowly dying, caught in a series of dams and tunnels along its course

  • The human costs of ‘Swan City’

    June 19, 2019

    The site of the first large dam on the Yellow River has been transformed into a winter habitat for birds, but at a huge cost to local farmers and communities, writes Ding Xiangli

  • The curse of hydropower?

    April 19, 2019

    A new global study on the effects of hydropower dams on conflict, poverty, economic growth, debt and environmental effects finds that beneficiaries are far away, while those who lived near the projects suffer the most

  • Opinion: Who will buy Nepal’s hydropower?

    April 09, 2019

    With the falling costs of renewables and aggressive dam building in South Asia, Nepal’s plans to develop hydropower for export look increasingly precarious