Hydroelectric Dams

Around the world, countries are building new dams for hydroelectric power at a frenzied pace. Vox examines the benefits and drawbacks of hydroelectric power.
Oct 29, 2014   Vox
A new biological opinion sets policy for the Federal Columbia River Power System until 2018. Critics say the new plan continues the unsuccessful status quo of habitat restoration—instead they want to spill water over four dams on the Snake River.
Jan 20, 2014   Associated Press via The Oregonian
Ethiopia is planning to construct a large hydroelectric dam on the Nile River to supply power for itself and neighboring countries.
Aug 10, 2011   National Geographic
In the opening monologue of The Colbert Report, late-night comic Stephen Colbert mocks what appears to be another installment of "The Value of Zero" campaign for the all-electric, zero-emissions Nissan Leaf.
Jul 29, 2011   AutoBlog
As plans to build a major dam on the Amazon River edge closer to breaking ground, locals in nearby communities worry about the inevitable changes to come.
Mar 12, 2011   Smithsonian Magazine
Plans to construct an $11 billion hydroelectric dam in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil has officials excited about the new energy it will create, and some locals preparing to relocate.
Aug 16, 2010   The New York Times
The Brazilian government has approved a new hydroelectric dam in the Amazon. Many locals and environmentalists are fuming.
Feb 5, 2010   Guardian
Small scale hydroelectricity projects are popping up all over the country, especially in remote and environmentally sensitive places.
Aug 26, 2009   The Wall Street Journal
A recent breach in the largest hydroelectric dam in Russia highlights the dangers posed by undermaintained Soviet era infrastructure.
Aug 21, 2009   The New York Times
<p>High water levels are straining hydroelectric power generators in Oregon, where too much energy is being created.</p>
Jun 29, 2008   The Oregonian
<p>Plans to build a massive dam in Turkey have many hopeful that its creation will revive the local economy.</p>
May 28, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor