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Is building more dams the way to save rivers?

Is building more dams the way to save rivers?

As rivers either rage or fade from climate change-caused extreme weather, the debate is intensifying as to what role dams should or shouldn’t play in managing it.

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As Himalayan glaciers melt, a water crisis looms in South Asia

As Himalayan glaciers melt, a water crisis looms in South Asia

Warmer air is thinning most of the vast mountain range’s glaciers, known as the Third Pole because they contain so much ice. The melting could have far-reaching consequences for flood risk and for water security for a billion people who rely on meltwater for their survival.
Beavers are ecosystem engineers

It was war. Then, a rancher’s truce with some pesky beavers paid off.

The ‘highly skilled environmental engineers’ can help to store precious water and rejuvenate land ravaged by climate change. Just don’t dynamite their homes.
Massive pumped hydro facility to open this summer in the Swiss Alps

Massive pumped hydro facility to open this summer in the Swiss Alps

One of the world’s largest pumped hydropower projects, with an electricity storage capacity equivalent to 400,000 electric vehicles, is set to begin operations soon in the Swiss Alps.

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Brazil dams: 1 million live close to danger

Data analysis by DW reveals many Brazilians live near dams that, without proper maintenance and governmental oversight, could be deadly in the case of failure.
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Cascades shrinking glaciers diminishing snowpack

Guides just had their worst season ever in the Cascades

A series of extreme weather events stripped the lower 48's most glaciated mountains of their snowpack, leaving guides in the lurch.

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