Robert Redford and Will Ferrell use some new tactics to get attention to the dried up Colorado delta. the goal of the video is to attract attention to http://raisetheriver.org/ Redfords organization to bring the Colorado delta back to life. On their website they write: “If we can add a relatively small amount of water to the Colorado — less […]
Ismail – It`s very close, but still a long long way from Romania (EU!) to Ukraine (NOT EU!!!). Three days ago Johannes and I took an adventurous trip from Galati on the Romanian Danube to Ismail, a dreary port town on the Ukrainian part of the Danube, where the economy seems to have come to […]
Deadliest Catch is a hugely popular TV series on Discovery Channel. This reality show portrays the tough men of crab fishing vessels on the Bering Sea. I wonder if these daredevils would still be so tough if they had to jump in the raging Khone Falls for a handful of fish. Because that’s the daily […]
This year’s flood has submerged too much land. It’s good for the fish, but not for the farmers and fishermen. Correction: According to Prof. Chavalit Vidthayanon, fishery expert of the Mekong River Commission, this flooding may actually cause the spread of invasive non native species from fish farms. This may endanger local fish species. André […]
Last friday I flew above the Rhine in Germany in an ultra light airplane. Because I had to photograph through a tiny hole in the window, it was not that easy. But it was a lot cheaper than renting a helicopter. From the air you can see the old Rhine meandering around the canalized Rhine. […]
Tomorrow exactly one year ago, on Monday October 4th 2010, near the small town of Devecser in Hungary a large reservoir of aluminum bauxite waste collapsed and approximately one million cubic meters of toxic waste poured out polluting the town and many kilometres of nature and agricultural land. Most of it ended up in a […]
Check out the categories Video, Articles and Photo series in the menu for a few examples of the content you’ll see on the new Mekong maps in a few days.
Allright; I admit it: I`m putting this blog online back in Europe after returning from Ethiopia, since internet connections over there were terrible. Still, the country is developing itself really fast, largely unnoticed by western media.
After ending up at the wrong dam yesterday I went on the road again early today to reach the Xiaowan Dam in the morning.
Today I spent 9 1/2 hours on the road with a guide and driver winding through small mountain roads to reach the Xiaowan Dam, the highest arch dam in the world.