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Oct 12

Dams: They Cut Both Ways

Dams can benefit society—and harm river ecosystems. Listen up for why it’s important to balance the good with the bad: > Dams can create a reservoir to hold water, protect areas from floods, or generate clean electricity. All good, right? But wait, there’s more: A dam also physically blocks migrating fish and changes the overall …

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