Large hydropower dams ‘not sustainable’ in the developing world

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on BBC News – Science & Environment November 5, 2018 at 05:12PM.)

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A new study says that many large scale hydropower projects in Europe and the US have been disastrous for the environment.Dozens of these dams are being removed every year, with many considered dangerous and uneconomic.

But the authors fear that the unsustainable nature of these projects has not been recognised in the developing world.

Thousands of new dams are now being planned for rivers in Africa and Asia.

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