News tagged with dam construction

Judge scraps Amazon dam hearing

A federal judge has suspended a planned hearing for fishermen and indigenous people occupying a disputed dam in Brazil's Amazon after they failed to vacate the site, developers said.

Oct 15, 2012
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Invertebrates on the brink

One fifth of the world's invertebrates may be heading for extinction according to 'Spineless', a report published today (Friday 31st) by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), in conjunction with IUCN and ...

Aug 31, 2012
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Forest dam threatens Thailand's tigers: WWF

A proposed dam that would flood part of a national park in western Thailand represents a "significant new threat" to the kingdom's tigers, wildlife group WWF warned on Wednesday.

Aug 29, 2012
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New Panama law bans mining on native land

Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli enacted a law Monday that prohibits mining on indigenous lands and requires that local native authorities be consulted before work can begin on new hydroelectric plants.

Mar 27, 2012
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Iran, Iraq pay $1.2 bn to battle sandstorms

A top Iranian environment official said on Monday Tehran and Baghdad will jointly pay $1.2 billion in a project to reduce the number of sand dunes in a bid to cut the number of sandstorms from Iraq.

Oct 03, 2011
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What do toad toes show? Plenty, says ASU biologist

(PhysOrg.com) -- Brian Sullivan has been clipping toes from toads since the early 1980s. It’s not some type of strange hobby, and he releases the toads back into their habitat along the Agua Fria River north ...

Jun 22, 2009
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