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Archive: Water

23 Oct 2014

Albania’s Coastal Wetlands: Killing Field for Migrating Birds

by PHIL MCKENNA
Millions of birds migrating between Africa and Europe are being illegally hunted on the Balkan Peninsula, with the most egregious poaching occurring in Albania. Conservationists and the European Commission are calling for an end to the carnage. READ MORE

11 Sep 2014

A Red Dirt Town: An Enduring Legacy Of Toxic Pollution in Southern Waters

The second-place winner of the Yale Environment 360 Video Contest examines the legacy of pollution in Anniston, Alabama, the former home of a Monsanto chemical factory. Produced by Spenser Gabin, the video tells the story of how PCBs from the Monsanto plant contaminated the town’s waterways and continue to taint the fish that are popular with local anglers. READ MORE

25 Aug 2014

Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

by FRED PEARCE
Conflicts over water have long haunted the Middle East. Yet in the current fighting in Iraq, the major dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are seen not just as strategic targets but as powerful weapons of war. READ MORE

04 Aug 2014

As Small Hydropower Expands, So Does Caution on Its Impacts

by DAVE LEVITAN
Small hydropower projects have the potential to bring electricity to millions of people now living off the grid. But experts warn that planners must carefully consider the cumulative effects of constructing too many small dams in a single watershed. READ MORE

28 Jul 2014

Why Restoring Wetlands Is More Critical Than Ever

by BRUCE STUTZ
Along the Delaware River estuary, efforts are underway to restore wetlands lost due to centuries of human activity. With sea levels rising, coastal communities there and and elsewhere in the U.S. and Europe are realizing the value of wetlands as important buffers against flooding and tidal surges. READ MORE

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