Category: <span>Baikal Lake</span>

Déjà Vu Pipedream Threatens Lake Baikal and Challenges Common Sense

A proposal to divert Siberian lake water to China’s arid northwest meets with opposition, writes Eugene Simonov for the China Dialogue Lake Baikal in Russia holds 20% of the earth’s freshwater supplies and harbours at least 2,500 species, most of them found nowhere else (Image: Eugene Simonov)   Prologue If …

Forbes: Baikal under Attack from Mongolian Dams

Chief Researcher from Baikalsky Biosphere Reserve testifying on possible threats to the Lake Baikal ecosystems at the WB consultations in Kabansk, Russia, March 2017.(Photo: RwB)   Kenneth Rapoza has published in “Forbes” a detailed account of the several  potentially damaging dams planned in Lake Baikal basin in Mongolia. We publish …

River Action Day 2017 Highlights Transboundary Threats from Dams and Corruption

The International Day of Action to Protect Rivers was relatively peaceful at our northern latitudes, where rivers are still covered with ice. It consisted of five environmental education events, two public lectures and two petitions released to mass-media. Such relative quietness in part is a consequence of wise and timely …

New Baikal Water-Pipe Craze Sheds Light on the Origins of the Orkhon-Gobi Water Transfer Project

  It became a tradition every spring to propose a new mega-pipeline to quench thirst in arid corners of Asia. Last year it was done by the Russian Minister of Agriculture Mr.Tkachev , in 2013 by the President of Mongolia Elbegdorj… The Global Times published a series of articles on …

NORTH EURASIA HYDROPOWER IN 2016

An Overview At the end 2016 the news from our sub-continent, North Eurasia, news are bittersweet but quite hopeful: 1. Mongolia-Russia-China: Chinas agencies and Exim Bank in early April 2016 have frozen a loan and preparatory construction works for 315 MW Eg River Hydro in Lake Baikal Basin in Mongolia …