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[5 Nov 2012 | Topics: ]

On October 31, 2012 the Greenpeace East Asia and partners held a workshop in Beijing to discuss impacts of coal industry on rivers and environmental security in arid regions of China as a follow-up to “Thirsty Coal” report published in August 2012.
Aliona Zenkova of Rivers without Boundaries Coalition (RwB) reported findings of “Dauria Going Dry” Pilot Project initiated in cooperation with Dauria International Protected Area (DIPA) and WWF-Russia under auspices of the UNECE Convention on Transboundary Waters and the Ramsar Convention. The key question that the Project considers …

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[24 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

Why The Economist is publicly discrediting green movement leaders and traditional way of life in Mongolia?
Editors of the transrivers.org were astonished by “Mine, all mine” article published by The Economist on Jan 21st 2012. It is not the first time we see this magazine publishing biased material to support expansion of huge corporations in Northeast Asia. In 2008 Russian NGOs once wrote a letter to the editor regarding shameless praise to state-owned “Russian Hydro”( Big blue July 2008), which has plans to dam almost all remaining free flowing rivers …

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[21 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

Centerra Gold officials once boasted that they work on amendments that reduce effectiveness of the Law with Long Name that protects Mongolian rivers from mining impacts. Company’s rich web-site has documents clearly outlining its plans to make mining licenses exempt from the Law.
But Mother Nature does not forgive such shameless assaults and presently all mining and most exploration operations of the Centerra Gold in Mongolia are at odds with environmental regulations. (See previous mentioning of Centerra Gold by RwB)
Mid-January Centerra Gold Inc. announced that its 2011 consolidated gold production …

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[12 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

Occupying the right bank of transboundary Argun River, Erguna municipality (Inner Mongolia,China) has vast land area with a population of only 85,000. Livestock raising, dairy and dairy processing, tourism, forestry, coal and construction materials make up the economic backbone of the area. Cross-border trade with Russia through 2 river crossings has expanded manifold in last 10 years.The area has been experiencing robust economic growth
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[8 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

At the 5th International Conference “Earth from space – most effective solutions”, in December 2011, Moscow State University (MSU) hydrologists presented the results of research on expected consequences of water infrastructure projects in the basin of the transboundary Argun River. The scientists came to the conclusion that if all planned water management projects in Chinese part of the Argun River flow are implemented, the floodplain area in the river valley will decrease by half.
Experts from Land Hydrology Department at the MSU geographic faculty have been carrying the investigation …

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[5 Jan 2012 | Topics: ]

Palace of Nations in Geneva
Very successful international Conference “Europe-Asia transboundary water cooperation” was held in mid December in rainy Geneva at the Palace of Nations. More than 80 high-level representatives from 25 Asian and European States gathered in Geneva to discuss cooperation on the management and protection of transboundary waters along the borders of the two continents. Conference provided venue for fruitful discussions among representatives from Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea, the Russian
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