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[24 Apr 2015 | Topics: ]

The following is an interview with the Head of the Policy Implementation Department of the Ministry of Energy of Mongolia Ts.Bayarbaatar about various hydro power plant projects and international responsibilies of his country. On March 30-31 Ts.Bayarbaatar took part in negotiations with Russia at which Mongolia refused to make open to Russian side impact assessment process of planned hydropower dams on the Selenge river. This text exemplifies prevailing way of thinking about development  in the in certain ruling circles. Recommended eye-opening reading for any international donor agencies and diplomats …

Baikal Lake, Selenga River »

 
Anson Mackay, Professor of Environmental Change at UCL (UK), conducts research on detecting pollution in Lake Baikal and the Selenga River. His short article “Lake Baikal: incredible ecosystem threatened by Mongolian dam and pipeline” shows how new dam initiatives of Mongolia may drastically exacerbate already existing problems of unique Lake Baikal.

The Baikal seal is found nowhere else on Earth. Sergey Gabdurakhmanov, CC BY
 
Mongolia is hoping a massive dam on its largest river could provide much needed power and water for the country’s booming mining industry. However environmental groups are concerned …