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Old 06-07-2009, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default ENVIRONMENT-US: Free-Flowing Rivers Back in Vogue

ENVIRONMENT-US: Free-Flowing Rivers Back in Vogue
By Matthew Berger

ENVIRONMENT-US: Free-Flowing Rivers Back in Vogue
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NEW YORK, May 26 (IPS) - It may come as no surprise that a dam impeding the flow of a major river would negatively impact fish populations, but it is only recently that benefits of free-flowing rivers in the U.S. Pacific Northwest are beginning to be valued more than those of dams.
"Only 10 percent of the dams in the U.S. fulfill their original function," Glen Spain of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Association (PCFFA), an organisation of commercial fishing families, told IPS Friday. "For many of them, it makes more sense now to take them out."
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:20 PM   #2
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Free flowing rivers back in vogue? What an absolutely wonderful article. It makes us think as opposed to allowing others to think for us.
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