Ageing dams will pose a growing risk over the next few decades, warns an analysis from United Nations University’s Canada-based Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) – and the threat will be exacerbated by climate change. The 20th century saw a dam-building boom that peaked in the 1960s and ’70s, with tens of thousands … Continue reading Dam old
Australia’s devastating drought is having a critical impact on the iconic platypus, a globally unique mammal, with increasing reports of rivers drying up and platypuses becoming stranded. A team of researchers, led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Ecosystem Science, has examined, for the first time, the risks of extinction for this intriguing animal. The study, … Continue reading The platypus is in big trouble
Catastrophic structure failures need to be better researched, experts say. Nick Carne reports.
More than 60,000 dams obstruct water flow and disrupt ecosystems. Nick Carne reports.
Once dismissed as a ludicrous notion, scientists now say human activities such as mining, dam-building and fracking can cause temblors. By Richard A. Lovett.