Canada must meet its commitments to reduce greenhouse gases and improve relations with Indigenous Peoples.
How "green" is hydropower, and how viable is it in a warming world with increasing water fluctuations and shortages? To some extent, it depends on the type of facility.
If allowed to stand, the decision will further constrain the ability of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) to ensure that most serious environmental and human health impacts associated with major industrial projects, including mines, dams and tar sands operations, are addressed.
Colliery Dams is a heritage site, there are old growth trees, it feeds numerous streams and rivers, houses fish and numerous species of wildlife. People have spent over three years of their lives fighting for this park through every legal means possible feel like they have been left with little options to save this beautiful park.
The Chinese government would like to believe that both earthquakes were the result of the natural movement of the earth's crust -- an "Act of God." But, mounting scientific evidence suggests that the Wenchuan earthquake was more likely a man-made disaster, triggered by the nearby Zipingpu hydro power dam.
When China's top generals warned against building the Three Gorges Dam in the 1980s, fearing it would become a "strategic
Three Gorges dam may now be declared finished, but never-ending expenditures to treat the problems it has caused will continue to remind Chinese citizens that the world's largest dam may also be the world's largest albatross.
Chinese citizens are becoming increasingly vociferous in their outrage over lives risked, and lost, to shoddy standards, most recently in the country's food and high-speed rail industry. Should a dam suffer catastrophic dam collapse, that anger could quickly spill over to the hydropower industry for threatening ordinary citizens' lives.