Glen Canyon Dam

Is it time to think about removing dams on the Colorado River?


Searing drought is causing people to rethink water infrastructure in the Western US, including some of the major dams along the Colorado River.

Inga 1 dam

Congo pushes for a mega-dam project, with no environmental impact studies

Elwha River Dam 4

How ‘clean power’ dams actually damage the environment

A man stands on the banks of the Mosul Dam on the Tigris River in Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) northwest of Baghdad on November 1, 2007.

The Mosul Dam is a ‘ticking time-bomb’ for more reasons than you might think

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With help from a flood, scientists and activists nurse a bit of the Colorado River Delta back to life


New York just one of several cities facing increased risk of coastal flooding


As New Yorkers clean up from Hurricane Sandy, they’re also considering what they might do to stop such a storm surge in the future. It’s a common problem facing leaders of cities the world over.

New effort to dismantle aging U.S. dams aims to improve wildlife habitats


Some 1,000 U.S. dams have been dismantled in the past 100 years — but the pace has definitely been accelerating in recent years. Now, there’s a major initiative underway to take apart old dams that serve little purpose as a way of restoring fish habitat and rebuilding aquatic ecosystems.

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Cities and Rising Waters


The flooding New York City experienced from Sandy could become a more common occurrence as climate change causes sea levels to rise. The World’s Rhitu Chatterjee explores how coastal cities in other countries are protecting themselves from inundation.

Court Orders Suspension of Work on Brazil Dam

Global Politics

If it does get completed, the Belo Monte dam would be the third biggest in the world, flooding 200 square miles of the Amazon.

Myanmar Takes U-Turn on Controversial Dam Project

The government of Myanmar announced Friday it was halting construction of the Myitsone Dam.