News tagged with dam

Dam removal study reveals river resiliency

More than 1000 dams have been removed across the United States because of safety concerns, sediment buildup, inefficiency or having otherwise outlived usefulness. A paper published today in Science finds ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Environment
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Advocates: Dams put dinosaur-like river fish at risk

Wildlife advocates claimed in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that the dinosaur-like pallid sturgeon could be wiped out in stretches of rivers in Montana and North Dakota if the federal government doesn't deal with dams that ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Better dam planning strategies

When dams are built they have an impact not only on the flow of water in the river, but also on the people who live downstream and on the surrounding ecosystems. By placing data from close to 6,500 existing ...

dateJan 07, 2015 in Environment
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New laws threaten Brazil's unique ecosystems

Brazil's globally significant ecosystems could be exposed to mining and dams if proposals currently being debated by the Brazilian Congress go ahead, according to researchers publishing in the journal Science this w ...

dateNov 06, 2014 in Environment
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