Once again, the Initiative to keep Hasankeyf alive together with a coalition [...]
Find out in this video what a lower water level as a consequence of hydropower means for fish. The problem of "shallow water zones" due to reservoir flushing has been known for years. The ecological effects on river and fauna are immense. Sorry, in German only.
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The Altenau is a creek in Germany, close to Paderborn. In consequence of a flood, it was canalised and impounded since the 1970s.
However, decades of dedication finally paid off: the Altenau is now being restored. Recently, another river section was given back to nature.
Riverwatch – a society for the protection of rivers based in Vienna – is looking for a project coordinator (25h) for a de-damming initiative. This campaign aims to analyze hydropower projects in Central and Eastern Europe and to determine which ones are to be removed due to ecological [...]
“In their paper to be published next week in BioScience, the researchers reported that reservoirs of all sorts are important sources of the potent greenhouse-gas methane. [...]
Hydropower is a phase-out model. Wind and solar – environmentally, socially as well as economically much sounder – are the energy [...]
Another article, this time by the Circle of Blue, indicates the end of the hydro era. “[…] A lengthening list of nations around the world […] are reassessing big hydropower dams in [...]
The trend is your friend: in 2015, for the first time more solar and wind capacities were created than all coal, oil, hydro and nuclear power plants [...]