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Today on Your Call: What do big dams do to communities and ecosystems?
On today's Your Call, we’ll mark International Day of Action for Rivers by talking about how big dam projects are impacting rivers worldwide. According to the Berkeley-based group, International Rivers, roughly two-thirds of the world's rivers have suffered harm from the 50,000 large dams that have been built over the past century. What is this doing to nearby communities, ecosystems, and the planet as a whole? Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here. Have dams affected rivers near you? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and You.
Steve Rothert, director of American Rivers' California Regional Office
Kate Ross, program associate and Patagonia coordinator with International Rivers
Christian Poirier, Brazil consultant for Amazon Watch
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