Mega Dams Remain Controversial Source of Energy

Posted In Erosion, Inform
Jun
9

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Belo Monte Dam.This photo is part of the AOS MONTES project. Captions and Photo source: ©© André Solnik

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Although mega dams can have devastating impacts on ecosystems and indigenous communities, many of the world’s poorest countries still see them as a way to fill gaping holes in their energy supplies…

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Though large hydropower projects are often presented as a “clean and green” source of energy, nothing could be further from the truth…

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Movement to Take Down Thousands of Dams Goes Mainstream, National Geographic (01-29-2015)

Dams – Cutting off our Beach Sand; By Gary Griggs (12-19-2014)

Undamming Rivers: A Chance For New Clean Energy Source, Yale E360 (08-07-2015)

Movement to Take Down Thousands of Dams Goes Mainstream, National Geographic (01-29-2015)

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