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Amazon Tribe Threatens To Declare War Amid Row Over Brazilian Dam Project

Erosion, News
Apr
3

Amazonian tribe leaders hit out at ‘betrayal’ after Brazilian government pushes on with dam construction without community’s consent.

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Tracking Sediments’ Fate In Largest-Ever Dam Removal

Erosion, News
Mar
8

Scientists tracking the aftermath of the largest dam removal in U.S. history say the dismantling of a dam in northwestern Washington state has unleashed about 34 million cubic yards of sediment and debris that built up for more than a century.

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Coastal Erosion Induced by Human Activities: A Northwest Bohai Sea Case Study

Erosion, News
Feb
9

Using mooring hydrodynamic observation, cross-shore profiles, and topographic-map and satellite-image comparisons, this study shows dramatic coastal erosion on the Qinhuangdao coast (northeast Bohai Sea, China). Sediment starvation induced by dams mainly caused this fast coastal retreat.

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Hydropower Dams Hamper Migrating Fish Despite Passage Features, Study Finds

Erosion, News
Jan
17

Major hydropower dams on the U.S. Atlantic coast , constructed with state-of-the-art features designed to allow migratory fish to pass through them on their way to spawn upstream, have failed in that regard, raising questions that should be addressed as more dams are planned worldwide.

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People’s Tribunal Defends Native Villages from Dams, Mexico

Erosion, News
Nov
16

After listening to the testimonies of people from nine communities that have fought the construction of hydropower complexes in five of the country’s provinces, the members of the PPT issued their verdict condemning the Mexican government and demanding the definitive cancellation of all the hydroelectric megaprojects.

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Elwha, The Grand Experiment

Erosion, News
Nov
12

Stanford University’s School of Humanities and Sciences, and their Knight Risser Prize for Western Journalism, has honored Lynda Mapes of the Seattle Times with a Special Citation for the report, “Elwha: The Grand Experiment”, which focusses on the largest dam removal project in the world currently underway in Washington State.

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Marshes of Mesopotamia

Wars in the Persian Gulf region and the deliberate draining of the Mesopotamian marshes, left a vast area of once-teeming river delta a dry, salt-encrusted desert, emptied of insects, birds and the people who lived on them. Now the marshes are under threat again, this time from the building of huge dams in Turkey on the Tigris and Euphrates.

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