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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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- 511 days ago - spiegel.de
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. (25)
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. (57)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 7:42 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

pam w. (191)
Tuesday April 23, 2013, 8:27 pm
It's always something....isn't it?
 

John S. (303)
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 (192)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 7:28 am
Noted
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 10:35 am
noted
 

Natasha Salgado (520)
Wednesday April 24, 2013, 1:13 pm
Man will never learn...perhaps when all is destroyed...
 
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