Controversy over dams abounds. But hydropower experts see the potential for hydro to carve out an energy niche where power production and habitat protection coexist. Read More...

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The hope of restoring wild salmon runs above the giant Grant Coulee Dam would take a step closer to reality if the decision is made to proceed with an initial study on the issue. Read More...

Slovenia is a country of high mountains and fast-flowing rivers - ideal for generating hydroelectricity. But environmentalists are protesting planned dams and questioning whether laws are being broken. Read More...

Findings of mercury and other contaminants will play into the discussion about improving fish passage in the river, now that Yarmouth officials have decided against dam removal. Read More...

The world's most biodiverse river basins—the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong—are experiencing an unprecedented boom in construction of hydropower dams. These projects address important energy needs, but advocates often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate far-reaching effects on biodiversity and critically important fisheries. Read More...

Even after more than a decade, I’m still touched by a sense of wonder. Think about it: 40 people giving up three and a half years of their lives just to talk about water.  

More specifically, water for fish and the environment. For three-plus years, watershed residents, First Nations, government regulators and the “consultative committee” of the Coquitlam water use planning process — assisted by an army of fish experts — strived to reach consensus on how much water BC Hydro should release for fish. Read More...

A fan was struck in the head by a broken baseball bat during Monday’s Toronto Blue Jays exhibition game at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Read More...

Researchers have developed a model to assess how dams affect the viability of sea-run fish species that need to pass dams as they use both fresh and marine waters during their lifetimes. NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) and Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office (GARFO) have partnered on this project to test how varying passage efficiency at dams related to survival rates for these species. Read More...

The Birmingham Barons say they will be extending their protective netting to the edge of each dugout in an effort to increase fan safety.

The steps are being taken after the Minor League Baseball leadership reviewed safety suggestions from Major League Baseball.

"Major League Baseball, just due to a variety of unique events over the last few years, they're certainly more aware of more protective netting around the home plate area, around the dug out area," Nelson said. Read more...

A boy at a baseball game was nearly struck in the face by a bat Saturday after it slipped from a player's grip and went whizzing through the air.

Luckily, the young spectator was shielded from the blow by a nearby fan who reached out and deflected the flying bat. Read more...

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