On Sunday, people in the Indian state of Gujarat joined together in a pledge to conserve water.
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If your kids are pestering you about salmon and why they migrate so far, this is the video for you. Actually, it’s a pretty good introduction for adults, too.
The International Commission for Large Dams held its 78th annual meeting recently in Ha Noi, attracting 800 delegates from 90 countries. Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai made a speech emphasizing dams and hydro-electricity as a way of dealing with water deterioration and climate change. As Indian Council of Power Utilities President C.V.J Varma […]
China’s infamous Three Gorges Dam is the largest hyrdoelectric project in the world and potentially the biggest environmental tragedy.Â It has been criticized by environmentalists and human rights advocates since its inception in 1992.Â The Three Gorges Dam was completed in 2006 on the Yangtze River, and NASA has released images of the flooding reservoir […]
The ancient city of Hasankeyf is located along the Tigris River in southeastern Turkey. It is one of the Earth’s oldest currently inhabited towns dating back 10,000 years. There are more than 300 archaeological sites in the Tigris Valley near Hasankeyf. Unfortunately, 400 kilometers of the Tigris River Valley are threatened by the Ilisu Dam […]
Federal regulators released a court-ordered plan on June 4, 2009 to protect Californiaâ€™s Chinook salmon. The plan will open dams and limit pumping of water from the rivers. The move has prompted a flood of objections from state officials because of the resulting reduction in water availability to California farms and cities.
The United Nations issued a report this week warning that dam building in China is creating the largest threat to the Mekong Riverâ€™s future. The report states that the proposed dam development threatens “changes in river flow volume and timing, water quality deterioration and loss of biodiversity.” The Mekong River basin provides food and jobs […]
Although the last week has seen a massive flurry of rain and snow in California, the stateâ€™s drought situation is worse than ever and now into its third year. Most of the water from the recent storms has quickly seeped into parched soil in the watersheds, and state reservoir levels remain critically low.