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Alluvial Fan in Kazakhstan

Erosion, Inform
Apr
8

Mountain streams are usually confined to narrow channels and tend to transport sizable amounts of gravel, sand, clay, and silt, material that geologists call alluvium.

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World Bank Clears Congo’s Controversial Dam Project

The World Bank Thursday approved a 73.1-million-dollar grant in support of a controversial giant dam project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Life on Mekong Faces Threats As Major Dams Begin to Rise

Erosion, Inform
Mar
3

With a massive dam under construction in Laos and other dams on the way, the Mekong River is facing a wave of hydroelectric projects that could profoundly alter the river’s ecology.

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DRC Mega-Dam to Be Funded by Private Sector, Groups Charge

Watchdog groups here are warning that a deal has been struck that would see Chinese investors fund a massive, contentious dam on the Congo River, the first phase of a project that could eventually be the largest hydroelectric project in the world.

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Dammed Rivers Create Hardship for Brazil’s Native Peoples

Erosion, News
Jan
23

Indigenous community searches for new livelihoods , after the Itaparica dam on the São Francisco river cut them off from traditional agriculture and fishing, formely based on the regular seasonal rises in the river level.

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“We Were Once Three Miles From the Sea”

Grain by grain, West Africa’s coasts are eroding away, the dry land sucked under the water by a destructive mix of natural erosion and human meddling… Nyani Quarmyne has poignantly photographed the impacts of climate change on people living on the Ghana coast.

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Indians in Brazil Protest Tapajós Dams

Erosion, News
Dec
14

Mundurukú Indians made the trek to the capital of Brazil to demand the right to prior consultation in order to block the Tapajós hydroelectric dam.

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China’s Great Dam Boom: A Major Assault

Erosion, Inform
Dec
8

China is engaged in a push to build hydroelectric dams on a scale unprecedented in human history. While being touted for producing lower-emission electricity, these massive dam projects are wreaking havoc on river systems across China and Southeast Asia.

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Himalayas to Become The Most Dammed Region In The World

Erosion, News
Aug
10

Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them. More than 400 hydroelectric dams are planned in the mountain region, which could be a disaster for the environment.

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