30 Sep '11, 6pm

On Our Radar: Dam Halted in Myanmar: Diplomatic cables indicate that the United States aided opponents of a dam

Activists in Yangon prayed on Tuesday at a protest against construction of the Myitsone Dam. A day after Brazil’s controversial Belo Monte dam was halted by a court order, Myanmar’s president said he was suspending construction of the Chinese-backed Myitsone dam on the Irrawaddy River. He cited “the desire of the people. [The Guardian] Japan lifted some evacuation advisories around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to persuade tens of thousands of residents that it was safe to return home. The area in a 12-mile radius around the plant, which was devastated by a tsunami in March, remains off limits to them. [Associated Press] With aid from abroad and the backing of the government, a pilot project to restore dried-out peat bogs is moving forward in Russia. Last year, bog fires burned out of control during a major drought there, producing choking smog and adding tons of car...

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