From Eco RI News: "Dams and culverts exist in abundance across Massachusetts, and many of these structures, according to the state Department of Fish & Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), are in poor condition and have outlived their design life."
From The New York Times: "President Obama has described climate change as one of the biggest challenges facing our country and has said he is open to new ideas to address it. He can start by supporting legislation to increase the nation’s hydropower capacity, one of our vital renewable energy resources."
From Science: "The world's most biodiverse river basins—the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong—are experiencing an unprecedented boom in construction of hydropower dams. These projects address important energy needs, but advocates often overestimate economic benefits and underestimate far-reaching effects on biodiversity and critically important fisheries."
The Town of Exeter, New Hampshire to receive NOAA funding to remove a dam on the Exeter River – to restore approximately 21 miles of the River and its tributaries to a free-flowing condition, eliminate a barrier to migrating fish, improve water quality, and reduce flooding from coastal storms.