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Lake Victoria's surging water levels threaten hydro dams: Uganda

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Lake Victoria's water levels have surged to their highest level in more than half a century after about eight months of relentless downpours, posing a threat to Uganda's hydropower plants.

Dams, Sand Mining Threaten to Wreck Mekong Delta

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More than sea-level rise, unsustainable development on the Mekong Delta is the biggest risk to the delta’s economy and ecology.

U.S. Hydropower Grows By Going Small

Hydropower expansion relies on improving existing dams. By…

North America Clean Energy Plan Could Boost Canadian Hydropower

Leaders pledge more use of low-carbon fuels. By Brett…

Venezuela Drought Aggravates Instability

Shortages of power, food, supplies wrack country. By Keith…

India’s Severe Drought Causing Havoc

Water scarcity forces millions of people off of farms and into…

Lake Mead Drops But Hoover Dam Powers On

New investments expand the dam’s generating range. By…

Zambia Electricity Shortage Highlights Africa's Hydropower Shortfalls

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Amid a changing social and environmental landscape, Sub-Saharan Africa turns to its rivers.

Water, Food, and Ecuador

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From New York to Chicago to South America, Circle of Blue intern Miranda Cawley describes what drew her to the water-food-energy nexus.

Surviving the Nepal Earthquake

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Circle of Blue intern Crystal Edmunds recounts her first-hand experience of the Gorkha earthquake and raises questions about what it means for water.

Unstable Slopes: Nepal Landslide Highlights Risk to Lives and Infrastructure in Himalayas

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Triggered by the April 25 earthquake, Kali Gandaki landslide reveals long-term challenges in the world’s highest mountain range.

Nepal Earthquake Damages At Least 14 Hydropower Dams

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Nation's power grid loses more than 30 percent of generating capacity.