Jun 15, 2017

Hundreds of new Amazon dams would be 'massively' destructive, study says

Building the 428 hydroelectric dams proposed for Brazil's Amazon basin — three times the existing number — would devastate the environment and could even disrupt regional weather, an international team of researchers warned Wednesday. Writing in the journal Nature, the scientists unveiled a Dam Environmental ...

Mar 16, 2017

Troubled waters? India fast-tracks hydro projects in disputed Kashmir

India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers flowing into Pakistan will disrupt water supplies. The swift approval of projects that had languished for years ...

Native American groups take oil pipeline protests to White House

Mar 11, 2017

Native American groups take oil pipeline protests to White House

Thousands of Native American demonstrators and their supporters marched to the White House on Friday to voice outrage at President Donald Trump's support for the Dakota Access and Keystone XL oil pipelines, which they say threaten tribal lands. The protest follows months of demonstrations in ...

/ Feb 22, 2017

Small ponds have outsized impact on global warming: study

Tiny natural ponds pose an overlooked danger for speeding up global warming, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In experiments designed to simulate moderate future warming, scientists in Britain found that such ponds — 1 metre across — gradually ...