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Lake Powell is still in trouble. Here's what's good and what's alarming about current water levels

Low water puts a hydropower plant at risk and highlights volatility for an important form of clean energy.
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Saugeen Ojibway Nation scrutinizes TC Energy's pumped hydro proposal

The Saugeen Ojibway Nation is closely examining the ambitious Ontario hydroelectric storage project to ensure environmental, cultural and economic considerations are met.

— Fatima Syed reports for The Narwhal.

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The future of the Colorado River hinges on one young negotiator

J.B. Hamby, California’s representative in talks about sharing water from the Colorado River, holds the keys to a quarter of the river’s flow — and its future.
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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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Court case on fate of Snake River dams, imperiled salmon postponed at least 45 more days

Parties to a lawsuit challenging the federal government over dams and salmon losses on the Snake River asked for more time to negotiate.
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Hydro dams are struggling to handle the world’s intensifying weather

Climate change is robbing some hydro dams of water while oversupplying others—forcing managers to employ new forecasting technology and clever strategies to capitalize on what they have.
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‘Without water, there is no life’: Drought in Brazil’s Amazon is sharpening fears for the future

The extreme drought sweeping across Brazil’s Amazon rainforest is already impacting hundreds of thousands of people and killing local wildlife.
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