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Resource ID: #18455
Subject: Dams
Source: Time
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Date: April-May

Description

A Time investigation finds that dams built in the 20th century have been responsible for some of the worst environmental tragedies in history. The ongoing devastation of most of the West Coast salmon fisheries south of Canada, the gradual disappearance of coastal Louisiana, and the salting out of millions of hectares through irrigation illustrate only some of the deadly effects. "In ways direct and indirect, playing God with water has had a tendency to bite us back," the magazine reports. The story reveals that even though some states' economies are hopelessly dependent on the manipulation of water, governments have started removing the dams.

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