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Large Dams Just Aren’t Worth the Cost

Large Dams Just Aren’t Worth the Cost

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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As Small Hydropower Expands,  So Does Caution on Its Impacts

As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts

Small hydropower projects have the potential to bring electricity to millions of people now living off the grid. But experts warn that planners must carefully consider the cumulative effects of constructing too many small dams in a single watershed.

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Army Corps Of Engineers Agrees To Disclose Dam Pollution

Army Corps Of Engineers Agrees To Disclose Dam Pollution

For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that could have broad implications for the Corps’ hundreds of dams nationwide.

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