Down Go the Dams
The article focuses on the decommissioning of dams across the United States. Many dams were built after World War II to provide sources of hydraulic power. Now that these power suppliers make up little of the nation’s power resources, policy makers, conservationists, and environmentalists are opting to decommission the dams. Even though the natural ecology is expected to flourish from the decommissioning of dams, scientists are worried that there may be some negative effects.