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'Tipping Point': Dredging the Elbe Poses Severe Ecological Risk

Environment  (tags: research, conservation, environment, ecosystems, destruction, world, water, humans, habitat, habitatdestruction, green )

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A Dutch study could put a stop to an already controversial project to deepen the Elbe River, SPIEGEL has learned. It warns that if dredging continues, damage to the river's ecosystem would likely be irreparable.

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Sheila D. (26)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:10 pm
I find it interesting that this river has been dredged in the past and no one seemed to have problems with it. If, indeed, it is a huge ecological problem, then another way must be found or the project abandoned. I will be interested to see what the outcome is.

Jason S. (50)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:42 pm
Good posting, thanks

pam w. (138)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 8:27 pm
It's always something....isn't it?

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 6:01 am
I always thought of dredging as cleaning what is there and deepening, as well, making bigger that what was there. I can imagine how it would impact the wildlife.

Winn Adams (218)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 7:28 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 10:35 am

Natasha Salgado (672)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 1:13 pm
Man will never learn...perhaps when all is destroyed...
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