Thailand funded the first dam on the river in Laos, and it is Thai towns, farms and fisheries that are suffering.
Some residents were evacuated from their homes last week, and officials across the region declared states of emergency, including mayors in Whitesburg and Jenkins, and county judges in Letcher, Harlan and Knox counties.
The world's rivers are under unprecedented pressure from contamination, damming, and diversion, which are straining water resources, destroying ecosystems, jeopardizing livelihoods, and damaging human health.
The world economy, civilization, and maybe our survival as a species are on the line. Julian Cribb talks about that bigger picture and the vital part that water plays in it.
Looking upstream, the Kinzua Dam seems to protrude brusquely from the Allegheny River.
The Ohio River watershed is dotted with thousands of small dams.
Logging permits in the Skagit River headwaters will no longer be issued by the B.C. government but mining exploration concerns Americans downstream.
After decades of dams, overhunting and pollution the Yangtze giant softshell turtle is down to three known individuals.
"The mindless clinging to outdated science is detrimental to public health and to the development of good science"
The failure to ban asbestos has resulted in widespread and potentially deadly chronic risks that reach down to our youngest citizens and their teachers.
Coal, oil and gas have given communities across the U.S. both steady paychecks and devastating pollution. It's time to make health a priority in meeting our energy demands.
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