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Deforestation Will Undercut Effectiveness of Rainforest Dams

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, forests, habitatdestruction, habitat, world, protection, green )

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Deforestation may significantly decrease the hydroelectric potential of tropical rainforest regions, warns a new study

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Past Member (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:52 pm
“The problem is that power plant designers typically ignore the effects of future deforestation. Or, if they do consider it, they presume that deforestation will increase the amount of water flowing to the dams,” said Stickler in a statement. “When we incorporated the effects of deforestation at the regional level, our results show quite the opposite.”

Sheesh, ya think??? IDIOTS!

Roseann d (178)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:01 pm
They broke it and unfortunately we all bought it (aka) pay the price.

Roseann d (178)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:03 pm
DUH! You don't need a Ph.D to figure that one out!

James Merit (144)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:46 pm
Thank you.

Jason S (50)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:25 pm
Good posting, thanks

Ben O (171)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 12:58 am
Stop the Belo Monte Dam!

Frances Darcy (133)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:13 am
Good article

SANDRA R (144)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:17 am
Noted. Thank you Cal.
Petition signed. Thank you Ben.

Solitary Eagle (324)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:01 am
Noted. Thank you Cal.

Mel I (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 5:44 am
Noted. Why do they never take into account the whole picture?

Yasmeen E (1)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:32 am

. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:36 am
You need oxygen to create water. What do trees produce? They produce oxygen and remove carbon dioxide. How can cutting down trees therefore increase water? You're quite right Lynn. These jokers can't see the big picture. They're too busy being blinded by the arrogance of myopic covetousness and avarice. Sheessh! They never learn.

Ingo Schreiner (8)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 6:59 am

Robert O (12)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:26 am
Thanks Cal.

Anders Jonsson (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:37 am
Once again! When will they learn from history. Cut down the forest and the rain stops falling. The Maya learned that the hard way!

David C (131)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:53 pm
(rain) forests are so vital in many ways........

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:19 pm
Thank you for the important post!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:30 pm

Connie O (44)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:04 pm
TY for an important article.

Manuela Gewert (88)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 5:54 am
Danke für diesen Beitrag, gelesen und geteilt!
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