When dams cause more problems than they solve, removing them can pay off for people and nature

Jon Honea, Emerson College Across the United States, dams generate hydroelectric power, store water for drinking and irrigation, control flooding and create recreational opportunities such as slack-water boating and waterskiing. But dams can also threaten public safety, especially if they are old or poorly maintained. On May 21, 2020, residents of Midland, Michigan were hastily…

Bush bull

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley This will be a long posting, because it is necessary to nail the childish myth that global warming caused the bushfires in Australia. The long, severe drought in Australia, culminating in the most extensive bushfires in recent history, ought to have aroused sympathy for the cattle-ranchers who have lost their…

Free-Flowing Rivers Imperiled by Dams

Guest no schist Sherlock by David Middleton From the AGU’s “bleeding obvious” files… Where Did All the Free-Flowing Rivers Go? A map of the world’s free-flowing rivers shows a shrinking number can still meander as they please. New plans for hydropower will further constrain flow. By Jenessa Duncombe Giant catfish once swam in the golden-brown…