Coastal Care

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Standford’s Searsville Dam Spurs Debate

Standford’s Searsville Dam Spurs Debate

Stanford University is finding itself at the center of an unlikely environmental battle. It centers on an aging dam and the barrier it creates for native fish.

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As Dams Fall, Rapid Changes On Elwha River

As Dams Fall, Rapid Changes On Elwha River

The final chunks of concrete are expected to fall this September in the nation’s largest dam-removal project, but nature is already reclaiming the Elwha River on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, as sediment once trapped, now flows downstream replenishing eroding beaches and creating new habitat for marine creatures not observed there in years..

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Sand Mafia Behind Sudden Release Of Water?

Sand Mafia Behind Sudden Release Of Water?

Environmental activists believe that dam officials are bribed by a sand mafia to open the gates at one go instead of releasing the water slowly, as is being done in other dams. The fast discharge of a huge volume of water leads to large amount of sand getting settled on riverbeds, which dry up fast.

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A Major Victory in Patagonia: Chilean Government Rejects HidroAysén’s Dam Project

A Major Victory in Patagonia: Chilean Government Rejects HidroAysén’s Dam Project

Chile’s government, under the leadership of President Bachelet, made a landmark decision today when it rejected the controversial HidroAysén dam project.

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The Colorado River Returns to the Sea

The Colorado River Returns to the Sea

More than eight weeks after the he Morelos Dam on the Arizona-Mexico border was opened to allow a “pulse flow” , which began on March 23, and now nearing its end, the Colorado River, after coursing through its delta, touched the Sea of Cortez.

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Life-Giving Deltas Starved by Dams

Life-Giving Deltas Starved by Dams

At a time when coastal areas are already battered by climate change, life-giving deltas are being sacrificed to dam building.

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DamNation; a Documentary That’s Testing the Waters of Corporate Social Responsibility

DamNation; a Documentary That’s Testing the Waters of Corporate Social Responsibility

DamNation is a feature documentary, shown this week at SXSW in Austin, Tx. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

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Alluvial Fan in Kazakhstan

Alluvial Fan in Kazakhstan

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

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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