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California’s Biggest Dam Removal Project in History Begins in Carmel Valley

California’s Biggest Dam Removal Project in History Begins in Carmel Valley

Today marks a historic event for California rivers: the launch of the biggest dam removal project in state history. This project demonstrates the art of the possible…

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Small Dams On Chinese River Harm Environment More Than Expected, study finds

Small Dams On Chinese River Harm Environment More Than Expected, study finds

A fresh look at the environmental impacts of dams on an ecologically diverse and partially protected river in China found that small dams can pose a greater threat to ecosystems and natural landscapes than large dams.

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Largest Dam in State History Torn Down, California

Largest Dam in State History Torn Down, California

Monterey County supervisors gave their OK for the largest dam removal project in state history. The San Clemente Dam is eighteen miles from the coast in the Carmel Valley.

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World’s Tallest Dam Approved by Chinese Environmental Officials

World’s Tallest Dam Approved by Chinese Environmental Officials

Chinese environmental authorities have approved construction plans for what could become the world’s tallest dam, while acknowledging that the project would affect endangered plants and rare fish species…

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Relief for a Parched Delta

Relief for a Parched Delta

Thanks to dams that throttled the Colorado and diverted its water to fuel the rise of the American West, the river has effectively ended at the Mexican border. The Colorado delta, once a lush network of freshwater and marine wetlands and meandering river channels and a haven for fish, migrating birds and other wildlife, is largely a parched wasteland.

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

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

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

Tracking Sediments’ Fate In Largest-Ever Dam Removal

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

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

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

Hydropower Dams Hamper Migrating Fish Despite Passage Features, Study Finds

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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