From Valley News: "A Boston-based private equity firm managed by an energy industry investor has emerged as the buyer of the Wilder dam and 12 other hydroelectric power facilities along the Connecticut and Deerfield Rivers in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts."
From the New York Times: "Just a few of these removals have occurred on such large rivers, which play an outsize role in coastal ecosystems. But the lessons are the same everywhere: Unplug the rivers, and the fish will return."
From WPRI: "Dozens of dams in Rhode Island are in rough shape. In fact, dozens of them are in high-risk areas, and failure could cause death and catastrophic damage, according to the R.I. Department of Environmental Management."
From the Bangor Daily News: "The 75-year-old Matagamon Dam needs about $230,000 worth of work done to it over the next seven years, without which shorefront properties could eventually become “mudfront” properties."
From Washington State University News: "Washington State University researchers say the world’s reservoirs are an underappreciated source of greenhouse gases, producing the equivalent of roughly 1 gigaton of carbon dioxide a year, or 1.3 percent of all greenhouse gases produced by humans."