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Hydroelectricity

When Our Responses to Drought Make Things Worse

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 12.18.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Water problems are a complex mix of natural resource, technology, social, economic and political conditions. When water is limited during extreme events such as droughts, society puts in place a variety of responses. But many of the actions taken in recent years have actually increased the vulnerability of other systems.

Will the U.S. Face Blackouts as Electricity Generation Suffers in Drought?

John C.K. Daly | Posted 11.07.2012 | Green
John C.K. Daly

As consumers fret about the inevitable rise in food prices, the drought is unveiling another, darker threat to the American lifestyle, as it is now threatening electricity supplies. It's time for serious national discussion about renewable energy.

Danger May Force Thousands To Move From Three Gorges Dam

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

SHANGHAI -- Another 100,000 people may have to move away from China's Three Gorges Dam due to the risk of disastrous landslides and bank collapses aro...

PHOTOS: Tribes Rely On Primitive Fish Threatened By Hydroelectric Dams

AP | By JEFF BARNARD | Posted 10.04.2011 | Green

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) -- As long as American Indians have lived in the Pacific Northwest, they have looked to a jawless, eel-like fish for food. T...

African Water Rights in DeNile

Peter Guber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Guber

What happens when a group of film and television producers -- master modern storytellers -- travels to Africa, the cradle of Man and the source of all storytelling, on adventure? They find stories, some with an unexpected twist.

Big Hydro Falls Behind

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

The fact that wind is now a bigger and more dynamic industry than hydro means that the new renewables industries will increasingly have more economic and political clout.

Amazon Dam Project: Nine Companies Win Bid For Controversial Hydroelectric Dam

AP | MARCO SIBAJA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRASILIA, Brazil — A consortium of nine companies has won the rights to build one of the world's largest hydroelectric dams, Brazilian authoriti...