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New generation of hydroelectric dams 'threaten Europe's rivers'

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Dams have fuelled decline in fish populations, says chief executive of RiverWatch Europe’s last free-flowing rivers could be fatally disrupted if a new generation of hydroelectric dams are built, experts have warned. More than a quarter (28%) of new hydropower plants are to be constructed in nature reserves, with many planned in the Balkans, home to some of Europe’s last free-flowing rivers. Continue...

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