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Midwest floods highlight infrastructure vulnerabilities nationwide

Midwest floods highlight infrastructure vulnerabilities nationwide

Recent flooding in the Midwest, particularly around Minnesota's Blue Earth River, emphasizes the urgent need to reinforce aging infrastructure against extreme weather events worsened by climate change.

Scott Dance reports for The Washington Post.

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Human activities accelerate carbon release from rivers

Human activities accelerate carbon release from rivers

New research indicates that human activities are transforming rivers from carbon sinks into carbon sources, exacerbating climate change.

Jordan Pearson reports for CBC.

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Vietnam rethinks water management in the Mekong Delta

Vietnam rethinks water management in the Mekong Delta

Vietnam is taking significant steps to address environmental challenges in the Mekong Delta by adopting nature-based solutions to mitigate land subsidence, saltwater intrusion, and flooding.

Stefan Lovgren reports for Yale Environment 360.

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Flood disaster in the Urals prompts protests and appeals to Putin

Flood disaster in the Urals prompts protests and appeals to Putin

Thousands in the Urals have been forced to evacuate due to flooding, sparking protests and calls for President Putin's aid.

Mary Ilyushina reports for The Washington Post.

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In a major shift, Northwest tribes — not U.S. officials — will control salmon recovery fund

The Biden administration punted on key demands from Indigenous leaders to tear down hydroelectric dams hindering salmon. But tribes won control over $1 billion for other salmon efforts.
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Mekong: The last chance to save a mighty river

It is feared one of the world’s richest ecosystems, home to millions of people, is facing irreversible change.
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Watch: Should we tear down dams, or use hydropower to fight climate change?

Hydropower from dams is the primary source of clean energy in Idaho, whose major power company has pledged 100% clean energy by 2045. But when dams threaten natural rivers and fish, can hydropower really count as clean?

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