Outcry over revived dam plans for China’s biggest freshwater lake

More than 1,000 opponents of plans to build a dam on China’s biggest freshwater lake have signed a petition calling for the project to be abandoned, saying it will take a huge toll on endangered migratory birds and the rare Yangtze finless porpoise.In …

More than 1,000 opponents of plans to build a dam on China’s biggest freshwater lake have signed a petition calling for the project to be abandoned, saying it will take a huge toll on endangered migratory birds and the rare Yangtze finless porpoise.In an open letter to authorities in Jiangxi province last week, Let Birds Fly, a Hangzhou-based environmental group, said it would be “extremely irresponsible” of the government to approve the project for Poyang Lake.“It goes against China’s efforts…

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