Interregional effects

The construction of a dam on an inland section of a major river will have a significant effect of both water flow and sediment flow below the dam. This will effect many downstream communities because it can disrupt ecosystems, affect fishing, remove water that has previously been used for agricultural purposes and change pollution levels.

These downstream effects will often be experienced in a different region of the country to that in which the dam is built. In some cases (such as the construction of dams on the river Euphrates in Turkey) it will affect conditions in a different country. Such effects are easily ignored, but modern environmental considerations dictate that this should not be allowed. All affected parties should be considered when such a project is considered and it should only be constructed with their agreement.

Solar Panel Basics

Solar Panel Basics

Global warming is a huge problem which will significantly affect every country in the world. Many people all over the world are trying to do whatever they can to help combat the effects of global warming. One of the ways that people can fight global warming is to reduce their dependence on non-renewable energy sources like oil and petroleum based products.

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