Google Earth Shows How Dams Could Worsen Climate Change

A new interactive Google Earth video, produced by International Rivers and Friends of the Earth International, aims to show how damming rivers around the world can exacerbate climate change.

The approximately 12-minute video uses computer animation to simulate the potential climate hazards associated with building dams in Africa, the Himalayas, and the Amazon.

Watch the Youtube Video here.


Washington's White Salmon River Runs Free Again!

(Source: American Whitewater)
posted October 26, 2011 by Megan Hooker


After nearly a century, Washington's White Salmon River in south central Washington is flowing freely again! Earlier today, a hole was blasted in the base of Condit Dam, and its reservoir - Northwestern Lake - began to pour through it. The reservoir drained in about an hour.

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Environmental Plan Earns Sultan River Dam a New 45-year License

Source: HeraldNet, Oct 13, 2011



The plan by the county utility district and other groups restores fish habitat and recreation areas on the Sultan River. By Bill Sheets, Herald Writer