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Dams & Other Obstacles on the Mekong

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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Dams & Other Obstacles on the Mekong

With a massive dam under construction in Laos and other dams on the way, the Mekong River is facing a wave of hydroelectric projects that could alter the river’s ecology and disrupt the food supplies of millions of people in Southeast Asia. My February 2014 report for Yale Environment 360.

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The Long Dam Wait

Monday, September 30, 2013

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The Long Dam Wait

Colorado water managers say they desperately need to shore up supplies and storage in a region growing larger and seemingly drier. But proposals for major storage and pipelines now face high regulatory hurdles, long waits, and ever-escalating costs. My September 2013 story for the Northern Colorado Business Report on water projects stuck in "regulatory limbo."

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Big Hype, Small Dams

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Big Hype, Small Dams

Are small dams the next "green" energy source or a greenwashed, last gasp from the hydropower industry?

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