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Dam Removal

10 Things You Should Know About Dams

Peter Bosshard | Posted 07.27.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Dams are not climate-neutral. Particularly in the tropics, organic matter rotting in their reservoirs emits methane, an aggressive greenhouse gas.

The State of Our Water: World Water Day 2014

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Those of us who are lucky enough to live in countries with high-quality tap water take it for granted. Go to your tap, draw a glass of water, and drink it. Then remember that nearly a billion people still do not have reliable access to safe, affordable tap water and cannot do what you've just done.

San Clemente Dam Is Damned -- Restoring River Benefits Both People and Nature

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 09.16.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

There was a time when the Carmel River was known as one of the most vital steelhead trout runs in California. But since the San Clemente Dam was built on the river in 1921, the river has rapidly eroded.

World Water Day 2013

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.22.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Some thoughts for today: the bad news and good news for World Water Day. (First, I think every day should be World Water Day, not just March 22nd, but hey, that's just me.)

River Restoration Progress Threatened by Extreme Bill

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

Communities nationwide are benefiting from efforts to removed unsafe, outdated dams and restore river health. In the U.S., more than 1,100 dams that have outlived their usefulness have been taken down over the past 100 years. The United States is the global leader in river restoration through dam removal.

Dam It, Don't Dam It, Undam It: America's Hydropower Future

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 10.06.2012 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Renewable hydro systems can and will play an important role worldwide in helping us make the transition from fossil fuels to sustainable renewable energy sources. But we must not assume that all hydropower is good.

Historic Dam Removal to Benefit Nature and People

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Our work isn't done, but today's removal of the first portion of the Great Works Dam is an important step toward restoring the health of the Penobscot River, widely regarded as our best hope for bringing back endangered Atlantic salmon.

A Stimulus Plan For Seafood: Tear Down Those Dams

The Atlantic | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home

As the fight over the debt ceiling rages on and feeble talks of bad compromises make Americans feel ever more underwater, the Obama policy that has be...