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Posts Tagged ‘hydroelectric power’

Ecotourism in Costa Rica Can Help You Be a More Sustainable Traveler

  • Darryl Lewis
  • 2 November 2015

Vacations can be escapes from work and other stresses, but shouldn’t be escapes from our values. Ecotourism in Costa Rica and other countries can help you shore up efforts to be green.

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Chilean Patagonia with Hydroelectric Dams?

  • Marcela Torres
  • 25 May 2012

The Chilean Patagonia’s landscape may change forever. Why? Because the recent ruling by the Supreme Court in favor of a major hydroelectric project may flood a large portion of one of the most pristine areas in Patagonia. This could cause permanent environmental damage and affect the region’s tourism, which promotes its untouched nature.

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Photo of the Week: Köyceğiz Village, Dalyan, Turkey

  • Murat Demirci (Photo) Sonja Grau (Text)
  • 5 December 2010

This photo shows a landscape from Köyceğiz village, which is located near Lake Köyceğiz and Dalyan in southwest Turkey. There are only a few lakes in the world that discharge their water to the sea via a river. Lake Köyceğiz is one of them, located in Turkey’s Mugla province. Thanks to its unique characteristics, it is also the central element of the Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area.

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An Update on the Popular Uprising to Save Turkey’s Yuvarlakçay River

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 3 May 2010

On 13 January, we reported news of a popular movement in the Muğla Province of southwest of Turkey to forestall development of an ill-considered hydroelectric dam on the Yuvarlakçay River. The development project would have wreaked havoc on the pristine wilderness surrounding Turkey’s Yuvarlakçay River, but appears to have been forestalled — for the time being at least.

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Say NO to the Hydroelectric Power Plant on Turkey’s Yuvarlakçay River

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 13 January 2010

The Muğla Province of southwest of Turkey is particularly well reputed for its natural glory. Unfortunately, the pristine sanctity of this magnificent green cathedral is no longer sacrosanct, as a Turkish company began preparations to dam – some would say destroy – the Yuvarlakçay River, as a major step toward construction of a hydroelectric dam.

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