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EU Takes Legal Action Against Controversial French Dam

Erosion, News
Nov
26

The European commission has sent France a final notice to explain how it can reconcile EU environmental law with a proposed dam project that sparked riots.

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Hydropower: Huge Source of Methane Emissions

Reservoirs and hydropower are often thought of as climate friendly because they don’t burn fossil fuels to produce electricity. But what if reservoirs that store water and produce electricity were among some of the world’s largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions?

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Large Dams Just Aren’t Worth the Cost

Erosion, Inform
Oct
25

Thayer Scudder, an emeritus anthropology professor at the California Institute of Technology and the world’s leading authority on the impact of dams on poor people, describes his disillusionment with dams.

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Timelapse Of The Removal Of Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River, Video

Erosion, Inform
Sep
22

Timelapse of the removal of Glines Canyon Dam on the Elwha River in Olympic National Park. The largest dam removal in history is complete.

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A Flood of Energy Projects Clash with Mexican Communities

Since January, villagers and townspeople near the Los Pescados river in southeast Mexico have been blocking the construction of a dam, part of a multi-purpose project to supply potable water to Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz.

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Tropical Dams: Ebullition Causes Methane Emissions Considerably More Powerful than CO2

For the first time, methane emissions by ebullition from tropical reservoirs have been accurately quantified.

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Experiencing The Rebirth Of A River

“The first thing we noticed was the amazing clarity of the water. Opponents of the dam removal predicted the river would be constantly dirty with sediment for years to come, and yet, even just days after blowing the last of the upper dam, we had at least eight feet of gorgeous, blue-green-tinted visibility…” By Dylan Tomine.

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The ‘State of the World’s Rivers’ Project Documents Decline In Rivers From Dams

Erosion, News
Aug
30

International Rivers launched “The State of the World’s Rivers,” a first-of-its-kind interactive online database that illustrates the role that dams have played in impoverishing the health of the world’s river basins.

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World’s Largest Dam Removal Unleashes U.S. River

Erosion, News
Aug
27

A construction crew on Tuesday detonated a large charge of dynamite, destroying the last remaining portion of Glines Canyon Dam and hastening the restoration of the Elwha River in the far reaches of the Pacific Northwest. Part of the largest dam-removal project in the nation, the $325 million undertaking represents the beginning of a new era for the river.

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