When dams cause more problems than they solve, removing them can pay off for people and nature

When dams cause more problems than they solve, removing them can pay off for people and nature

Photo: Maine’s Penobscot River flows freely where the Veazie Dam once stood. Dam removals have reopened the river to 12 native fish species. Credit: Gregory Rec/Portland Portland Press Herald via Getty Images

Across the United States, dams generate hydroelectric power, store water for drinking and irrigation, control flooding and create recreational opportunities such as slack-water boating and waterskiing.

But dams can also threaten public safety, especially if they are old … [more…]

“Water is Life” Rally Highlights Fight for Clean and Accessible Water

Video frame: Demonstrators from the Penobscot Nation are water protectors with history behind them

Protecting the Penobscot River. That goal brought folks from across the state together Saturday in Bangor. It’s part of a larger effort by the Penobscot Nation to improve water quality in the area. Taylor Kinzler reports.

“The Penobscot Nation led the way in cleaning up the river over the past 30 years,” said Sherri Mitchell of the Penobscot Nation. “We understand that all of the rights that we claim have

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