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Fish or hydropower? New research eases choices in one of world’s most important rivers

By Morgan Lynch

December 15, 2017
CI scientist’s research finds harmony between fish and hydropower.
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As dams rise along the Mekong, can leaders balance nature and development?

By Sarah Hauck

December 7, 2016
A new tool could help enable simpler — and smarter — decisions concerning critical freshwater sources.
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Halt in construction of Brazilian dam sign of progress on indigenous rights

By Molly Bergen

April 28, 2016
This news could signal a shift for historically marginalized communities.
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Murders of environmental activists reflect chronic clashes over resource use

By Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

March 31, 2016
The tragic loss of Berta Cáceres and other activists is a frightening omen for the future of the land they fought to protect.
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Citing threats to wildlife, experts urge caution amid dam-building rush

By Molly Bergen

January 8, 2016
With more thoughtful planning, developers could minimize environmental impacts that have soured dams’ reputation.
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