The Largest Dam Ever Built in India Could Cause More Harm Than Good
The government-backed project is aimed at preventing flooding in downstream areas but the possible environmental impact on local communities could outweigh the dam's benefits.
'Nature Is Always Speaking': Proposed Dams Threaten Indigenous People and Wildlife in Central America
More than 400 dams are currently proposed for Central America's rivers, but thanks largely to a feisty indigenous resistance—as well as a non-profit—they are still yet to be built.
A Study Finds That the Costs of Hydroelectric Dams Have Been 'Grossly Underestimated'
Dams have been linked to habitat degradation, worsened biodiversity, and negative changes in river ecology.
California State Officials Voice Concerns Over a Federal Plan to Raise the Shasta Dam
Heightening the dam will increase the size of California's largest reservoir, but it could also create problems for local fish and wildlife populations.
Could Houston's Largest Dams Crumble Under the Flooding From Hurricane Harvey?
The infrastructural failure could release a torrent of water into portions of the city that are already submerged—including downtown.
One Month Later, Is the Oroville Dam Safe for California Residents?
The last few months have seen heavy rainfall in the Golden State, which could spell trouble for California’s dams.