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A Successful Push to Restore Europe's Long-Abused Rivers

Environment  (tags: habitat restoration, restoring rivers, europe, world, environment, conservation, government, GoodNews, green, nature, humans, protection, ecosystems )

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From Britain to the Czech Republic, European nations have been restoring rivers to their natural state -- taking down dams, removing levees, and reviving floodplains

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pam w (139)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 10:22 am
Good news! We took a river cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow and I was horrified to see there was NO WILDLIFE WHATSOEVER on or in those rivers!

People can't possibly be healthy in an atmosphere like that.

Marija M (29)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 10:44 am
Noted, tks Cal

Theodore Shayne (56)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 11:23 am
Noted & posted.
When profit trumps common sense the planet and everything above it, on it and in it suffers. We have one world. We won't be given another one any time soon so we had better clean this one up and learn to live symbiotically with it.

. (0)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 2:06 pm
At the very least, the problems are being recognized, and hopefully corrected. It was impressive to read the amount of countries who have established the problems with their main waterways.

Fiona O (565)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 6:00 pm
May North America and other continents follow Europe's example.

Fran F (118)
Tuesday December 10, 2013, 11:37 pm
The Pacific NW states have done a number of dam removals and riparian habitat restorations, but nothing on the scale of Europe's project.

Ben B (20)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 12:13 am
This is wonderful news and made for good reading mostly, it seems that Poland and other countries have not yet realised the benefits of river restoration, nor joined the movement to implement it, rather choosing to "improve" rivers by straightening them.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 12:23 am
Good news but much still to be done. Nevertheless, two cheers for the project.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 1:01 am
why was action not taken when it became apparent that enormous damage was being inflicted on the environment instead of waiting to almost the point of no return ? .It will now take many billions of dollars and a great more many years before we see any marked improvement.This is another case of man's stupidity.

Bridget Robertson (106)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 1:36 am
Noted. River restoration is more critical than even ocean restoration. Don't get me wrong we need to both. But rivers are life blood. Literally. Glad to hear some steps are being taken.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 1:38 am

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Wednesday December 11, 2013, 3:07 am

Howard Crosse (21)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 4:43 am
There are some beautiful places in Europe, this will improve them either further.

Ben O (154)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 5:56 am
Right, let's restore every river on this Planet!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday December 11, 2013, 3:48 pm
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