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standing up for taking down dams

Not everyone could be totally pleased by tearing down a dam.

For many years, dams had significant positive effects on communities alongside and along ways away from the moving waters and fish passages they negated.   1,067 more words

Fresh Water Fishing

Southern prog-soul band DAMS show off self-made music video

There’s something satisfying about the sound of southern prog-soul band DAMS. They play with the ease of a group of friends banging around a garage back in the 70s, yet the composition is fluid, complete, and 100% post-modern blues rock. 287 more words

News

Nile Basin - Water Politics

Shifting regional politics as the approval of Ethiopian dam and co-operative agreement may signal new directions in dispute over Nile-basin water resources

On March 23rd, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir, met in Khartoum and… 733 more words

Diálogo Chino | Brazil blocks State Grid plans to employ 11,000 Chinese on mega dam project

The Brazilian government is refusing to sanction a proposal by Chinese state-owned power company State Grid to send 11,000 of its employees to Brazil to work on the construction of a 2,100-kilometer power transmission line beginning at the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant. 725 more words

Indigenous Peoples

Wild Waters: I Don't Much Care For Dams

The 1960’s! The decade has many nicknames. A particularly unfortunate one is “The Golden Age of Dams.”

Plugging river systems effectively destroys the surrounding landscape and its wild inhabitants. 679 more words

Could Norway Supply Europe With Much Needed Green Energy Needs?

Interesting stuff.  Could Norway’s dam infrastructure provide the energy storage needed to make this alternative grid work?

Videos

Grants for Dam and Floodplain Projects in Va.; Application Deadline May 1, 2015 (Mar. 12, 2015, News Release from the Va. Dept. of Conservation and Recreation)

Following are the hyperlinked headline and an excerpt from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s  (DCR) Mar. 12, 2015,  news release on grants available for dam and floodplain projects… 209 more words

Water And Economics