Chief Robbie Dick has seen the future and he wants no part of it. Neither do most of the Cree Indians he represents in this remote northern Quebec village on the eastern shore of Hudson Bay. To the Cree Indians in Great Whale, the future may mean an end to the hunting, trapping and fishing that have defined their way of life for 5, years.
Over the past decade, the Ethiopian government has pushed ahead with a huge hydroelectric dam in a Unesco world heritage site. The project could spell ecological catastrophe and the displacement of thousands of local people. In the lower Omo Valley alone, a varied history of cross-cultural encounters has played out to produce eight distinct ethnic groups, speaking many languages from Afro-Asiatic to Nilo-Saharan.
The Coordinator General said the project would support the target of generating half of Queensland electricity needs from renewable energy byadd stability and strength to the North Queensland network, reduce the need to import excess electricity from neighbouring regions and contribute to the ARENA target and the development of a Renewable Energy Zone in Far North Queensland. The proposal adds to an existing 50MW solar farm at Kidston with a pumped hydro development based on two decommissioned open cut gold mines, and a solar and wind section of up to MW. Speaking last year after the project was fast-tracked by the Queensland governmentState Development minister Cameron Dick said the project proposed an innovative use of two existing adjacent water-filled mine pits to generate hydroelectricity.
A team of Canadian engineers is now building hydroelectric dams in Albania as part of a controversial boom across the Balkans that brings the potential for greater access to electricity to southeastern Europe as well as profits for those who build the systems. Hydro Investment, a small Montreal-based company that has recently completed a dam in Albania, says its project at least is environmentally sound and showcases Canadian expertise in one of the few places in the world new hydroelectric installations are still being built. Dick has 35 years of industry experience and his father was also a hydroelectric engineer, one who moved to Canada from the U.
The city of Aspen's diversion structure on Castle Creek, in late winter Water from this point would be used for the city's proposed hydro plant. He told the council that he and a group of other local landowners are willing to sue the city to prevent the hydro project from going forward.
However, for long-lived species such as Lake Sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescensit should be possible to discriminate between historical population structuring and contemporary gene flow and improve the broader understanding of anthropogenic influence. On the Winnipeg River, Manitoba, two hypotheses were tested: 1 Measureable quantities of former reservoir dwelling Lake Sturgeon now reside downstream of the Slave Falls Generating Station, and 2 genetically differentiated populations of Lake Sturgeon occur upstream and downstream, a result of historical structuring. Genetic methods based on ten microsatellite markers were employed, and simulations were conducted to provide context.
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The Snowy Mountains Scheme is the largest hydro-electric scheme in Australia. It diverts the reliable waters of the south-flowing Snowy River, westwards, beneath the Great Dividing Range, and in doing so provides electric power and additional water for the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers to be used for irrigation. The earliest scheme for the diversion of the Snowy River waters to those of the Murrumbidgee River dates back to Proposals for electric power development followed, and in a dual-purpose scheme of power generation and irrigation emerged.
An unavoidable effect of impoundment is a shift in species composition and abundance, with extreme proliferation of some species and reduction, or even elimination, of others Agostinho et al. The level of impact on the biological diversity is greatly influenced by the characteristics of the local biota e. Generally, the response of the fish assemblages to impoundment is a chaotic succession of reactions marked by a reduction in the established interdependence among species, and a lower biotic stability, deranging continuity of the biota and natural succession processes Wetzel,
Ely said that, with humans competing for a limited number of energy sources, small hydropower systems can be the most benign available and should be "preferentially developed over carbon-based energy sources. Ely said Davis Hydro undertakes only the development of small hydro projects that have less of an environmental impact. He said he bought the Avery Dam hydropower project in April because it was small and for sale. He added that, being a New England native — from Connecticut originally — he likes doing business in the Northeast and having a reason to visit the area.