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UMass Amherst- Environmental Scientist Monitors Water Quality, Helps World Communities Threatened by Giant Hydro Projects

Guy Lanza, a University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist, isn't the only environmental scientist concerned that the hydroelectric power industry isn't as green as it tries to seem, but he is certainly among the most willing to challenge it. In a report in the January/February edition of WorldWatch magazine, Lanza and a co-author warn that hydroelectric facilities from China to Belize are destroying ecosystems and uprooting locals "under the guise of promoting cheap, clean energy." More...