Bill for NW Fish and Wildlife Hits $757 Million

The cost to Northwest power users of protecting fish and wildlife dropped last year, but just barely. In a draft report, the Northwest Power and Conservation Council said Bonneville Power Administration incurred $757 million in environmental costs in 2015, in large part to restore endangered species of fish. Read More...

Hydroelectric power stations affect fish migration

The amount of fish fries in the Yangtze River is less than one three-hundredth of what it was in the 1950s, and some rare fish are even dying out, according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The main reason is hydroelectric dams built upstream in the river's tributaries. Read More...

Balancing Hydropower and Biodiversity in the Amazon

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...

MLB Recommends Safety Measures to Teams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As a result of an internal review that started this past summer, Major League Baseball has made a recommendation to each of its 30 teams to increase fan safety measures in ballparks, including extending the nets behind home plate. Read More...

Provincial Water Act Should do More to Protect Flows

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...

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