Tag: dam removal

It’s a Mistake for NGOs Not to Engage with Hydropower Companies

Written by | August 20th, 2013

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Hydropower may be controversial, but NGOs must engage with the hydropower community to ensure the impact is positive, says our managing director of global freshwater.

The Green Buzz: Monday, July 22

Written by | July 22nd, 2013

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Let’s launch into Monday’s green news.

  1. Video: The giant corpse flower has bloomed at the U.S. Botanical Garden. (Science World Report)
  2. A clingy sea turtle that didn’t seem to want to be released has found a new home. (CNN)
  3. Watch how it’s done: a video on the removal of an Oregon dam. (MNN)
  4. June 2013 broke global heat records; 5th hottest month on record. (Christian Science Monitor)
  5. Bombs dropped on the Great Barrier Reef are insult to an already injured reef. (National Geographic)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, August 23

Written by | August 23rd, 2012

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Climate change, West Nile, and the Smokey Bear Effect – oh my!

  1. I heart NYC: New York’s City Council added climate change panels to advise the city on threats of global warming. (Green)
  2. 40 percent of the food in the U.S. — that’s almost half — gets tossed in the trash. (Grist)
  3. West Nile Outbreak: is climate change (yet again) to blame? (Scientific American)
  4. Ever heard of the Smokey Bear Effect? That bear may be responsible for the new norm: raging wildfires. (NPR)
  5. Salmon enter Olympic National Park for the first time after a dam is removed. (National Geographic)

Historic Dam Removal to Benefit Nature and People

Written by | June 11th, 2012

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Today’s dam removal along Maine’s Penobscot River proves that smart collaboration can lead to important benefits for both nature and people.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, October 31

Written by | October 31st, 2011

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Boo! Here is your Halloween-inspired edition of Cool Green Morning.

  1. Now this would have made a great Halloween costume: a three-eyed wolf fish has been caught in Argentina. (Gizmodo)
  2. A new study confirms the long-suspected culprit for white-nose syndrome found in bats. (Washington Post)
  3. We know our readers love cute and cuddly animal photos but today we present Mongabay’s gallery of creepy critters! (Mongabay)
  4. The video of the Condit Dam removal in Washington State is worth a watch. Sure puts my neighbor’s Halloween smoke machine to shame… (National Geographic)
  5. Too much candy can cause a stomachache. And so can the Turkish pine nuts that have been recalled due to salmonella. (The Daily Green)

Cool Green Morning: Thursday, July 28

Written by | July 28th, 2011

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The latest and greatest in cool green news:

  1. Here’s a reason why you should stop eating frog legs. (Extinction Countdown)
  2. Will geneticially engineered food crops be a necessity in the future? (Green Biz)
  3. A potential source of renewable fuel: the enzymes in a cow’s stomach. (GoodCleanTech)
  4. Removing non-power-generating dams in the Northeast could help save fisheries. (Grist)
  5. Jeopardy question: What U.S. state produces more grain than the entire country of Canada? (TreeHugger)

The Best Dam Holiday Gift Ever

Written by | December 23rd, 2010

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A project that will improve the lives of thousands of people and forever change how we define what’s possible in conservation–it doesn’t get better than this, says our lead scientist.

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