Many countries are facing dangerous water shortages. As world demand for food has soared, millions of farmers have drilled too many irrigation wells in efforts to expand their harvests. As a result, water
Are the foxes watching the hen house in Turkey? That seems to be the feeling among many environmentalists and urban planners, who greeted with skepticism the announcement Wednesday of the new Turkish government cabinet following elections in mid-June.
At the foot of the Grand Coulee Dam, fish are dying by the hundreds of thousands. In an effort to make room for the higher than average snow melt-off, state officials have been releasing a massive amount of water -- but the
It might seem the height of futility to plant trees in a place that risks being entirely washed away in less than a few years. But to the 200 or so people who gathered Saturday in the Turkish town of Hasankeyf, the idea made perfect sense.
After decades of protests against what would be the world's third largest hydroelectric facility, Brazilian officials finally approved construction on the controversial dam at Belo Monte just one month ago -- but hope is
After decades of demonstrations and protests against the building of an enormous hydroelectric dam at Belo Monte in the lush Brazilian rainforest, the government has finally given approval to begin construction. The first stages of
Turkish environmentalists cheered when a protection board thwarted the construction of 22 dams planned for the Black Sea province of Rize. The decision, though, drew the ire of top government officials -- including the country's environment minister.
Dams are among the most daunting examples of mankind's engineering savvy, and they're also perhaps the most environmentally impactful, too -- but none of that could keep this brave herd of Ibex goats from
The rare brown fish-owls recently spotted in Turkey are threatened by continued dam construction, against which protests have been increasing. The sign at right reads "We are taking ownership of our rivers, our culture, our future." Photos via the
TreeHugger joined our friends at Wild Wonders of Europe in putting out the call for signatures on a FaceBook petition to Save Lake Skadar. Thanks to all of you who signed, the strategy is bearing fruits. WWF has announced that the