Before Himalayan Flood, India Ignored Warnings of Development Risks

Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.

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Environmentalists and Dam Operators, at War for Years, Start Making Peace

Facing a climate crisis, environmental groups and industry agree to work together to bolster hydropower while reducing harm from dams.

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An Ancient Valley Lost to ‘Progress’

In his push for economic development, Turkey’s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families.

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As Virus Threat Lingers in Michigan, a New Crisis Arrives: Flooding

Thousands of residents of Midland, Mich., fled their homes as waters rose, trying to keep safe social distances even in shelters.

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China Limited the Mekong’s Flow. Other Countries Suffered a Drought.

New research show that Beijing’s engineers appear to have directly caused the record low levels of water in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

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