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The world is investing huge amounts into dams for clean energy, but they may backfire in one major way

Globally, dams dominate the world’s clean energy production and divert water essential for irrigation. By some estimates, there are over 3,700 dams (paywall) currently in construction that will likely alter the flow of over 20% of the world’s rivers.  446 more words

Making Tracks: Yan Gao

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. 1,178 more words

Environmental History

China has built an elevator that can lift ships over the Three Gorges Dam

Where elevators are concerned, this new ship lift is an engineering marvel. Built to carry cargo ships over the controversial Three Gorges Dam on China’s Yangtze River, the elevator knocks down the travel time past the dam to 40 minutes from the three hours or so it took previously via five stages of locks. 85 more words

Manatali Dam: the catalyst for development?

The Senegal River Valley is in a continual state of turmoil. In 1972, the collective governments of Mali, Mauritania and Senegal formed the Organisation pour la Mise en Valeur du Fleuve Senegal (OMVS). 395 more words

You can learn a lot from 6" of water

Always an outdoors column on the move, this week we go electroshocking catfish in Attleboro, Ma., find out how much you can learn by looking into a five gallon bucket and enjoy a quick discussion on Napoleon’s wallpaper. 1,116 more words

Fresh Water Fishing

It all starts here, on the banks of a river

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Peter Van Noppen organized his folding tables, behind him, the Woonasquatucket River. Peter was the fulcrum for a big day of cleaning, clipping and hauling along this one stretch of the historic river just behind the gloriously restored Rising Sun Mill. 1,021 more words

Fresh Water Fishing

Oologah Lake - Where is that pecan tree now?

The link at the end of this post has an outstanding photograph of the reason most of my childhood fishing haunts and swimming holes are completely gone.   704 more words