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...

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...

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...

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A federal grant of nearly $500,000 will enable the Great Lakes Commission to help restore fish passage and habitat in Muskegon Lake. 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...

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...

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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