The Problems With Dams

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Elwha River Dam, the largest dam removal project ever attempted in the U.S, 2011. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Plans for the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric plant in the Amazon rainforest have been suspended by a Brazilian judge over environmental concerns…

Read Full Article, “Brazilian judge blocks plans for construction of Belo Monte dam,” Guardian UK (02-27-2011)

China’s Dam Building Causes More Problems Than It Solves, Guardian UK (04-2011)

Danger Pent Up Behind Aging Dams, The New York Times (02-22-2011)

China Warns of Urgent Problems Facing Three Gorges Dam, Guardian UK (05-2011)
In a statement approved by prime minister Wen Jiabao, the state council said the dam had pressing geological, human and ecological problems.