December 16, 2009, 2pm PST
A new $7.7 billion dam is being built in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil, a piece of infrastructure expected to ease the shipment of goods between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. But its environmental impact may hurt Brazil's green credibility.
October 19, 2009, 11am PDT
Japan wants to end its spending on wasteful construction projects, which are the cause of the country's massive debt. But for one small town on the verge of losing a dam, the "wasteful" project is the center of the local economy.
August 21, 2009, 1pm PDT
A recent breach in the largest hydroelectric dam in Russia highlights the dangers posed by undermaintained Soviet era infrastructure.
July 30, 2009, 7am PDT
Dams are increasingly being removed in the U.S. as part of an effort to save fish.
July 29, 2009, 8am PDT
Water projects and diversion efforts in Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria are draining the marshlands near the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, known as the 'Fertile Crescent'.
June 30, 2009, 9am PDT
Marsh loss in the Gulf region is being exacerbated beyond repair by dams along the Mississippi River, according to a recent study.
November 17, 2008, 6am PST
Officials have brokered a deal to remove dams from the Klamath River in the Pacific Northwest -- a plan intended to counteract sharp declines in salmon counts and appease environmentalists. But the plan is also meeting criticism.
October 17, 2008, 5am PDT
As construction begins on two large dams in the Amazon, thousands of indigenous people grapple with the prospect of the coming flood and the loss of their land, while environmentalists continue to oppose the construction.
August 8, 2008, 9am PDT
In order to save an ancient kingdom that was flooded by a reservoir in the 1950s, officials in Bulgaria will build a €100 million wall around the submerged monument.
May 28, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Plans to build a massive dam in Turkey have many hopeful that its creation will revive the local economy.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
May 23, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>A group of Indians from the Amazon attacked a government engineer at a recent meeting where he was discussing a proposed hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River that could displace 15,000 indigenous people and destroy traditional fishing grounds.</p>
Associated Press via National Geographic
April 20, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>A massive dam project in Turkey that would flood historic areas and displace 50,000 people is losing international support, as officials in Germany threaten to pull out of the project -- often called a smaller version of China's Three Gorges Dam.</p>
March 8, 2008, 11am PST
<p>Growth and rising populations have many Western states reconsidering dams.</p>