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News stories tagged with "hydroelectric-power"

Good and bad of dam removals

Water powered the first industries in the northeast. But damming rivers to produce that power has consequences -- walling off rivers and stopping fish from migrating upstream. In recent years more than 20 dams have been knocked down in the Northeast. This month marks the ten-year anniversary of one of the first to come down: the Edwards Dam in Augusta, Maine. As part of a collaboration with northeast stations, Susan Sharon reports there are tradeoffs to dam removal, too, especially in an era of climate change.  Go to full article

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