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Muddied tropical rivers reveal magnitude of global gold mining boom: Study

Escalating geopolitical tensions, a weakening dollar, and growing distrust in financial markets has triggered a tropical rush for gold, diamonds and precious metals that’s doing serious ecological damage to Earth’s rivers.
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Climate change is drying out the world’s lakes faster than scientists thought

Study finds a warming climate and human water consumption are largely responsible for a rapid decline in lake levels, with implications for billions of people.
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Warming and drying climate puts many of the world’s biggest lakes in peril

A new global study of lakes shows water levels falling and finds a global warming fingerprint.

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As the harms of hydropower dams become clearer, some activists ask, 'is it time to remove them?'

In North Carolina, an effort to tear down a century-old dam has galvanized a community while highlighting aspects of hydroelectricity that aren’t clean energy at all.

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In the Mekong Basin, an ‘unnecessary’ dam poses an outsized threat

A dam being built in Laos near the border with Cambodia imperils downstream communities and the Mekong ecosystem as a whole, experts and affected community members say.

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New reservoirs could help battle droughts, but at what cost?

Storing more water to deal with climate change seems like a no-brainer, but such reservoirs are complex undertakings with environmental issues of their own.
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