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Scientific American: Europe’s last wild rivers could soon drown

Scientific American - europes last wild rivers could soon drown
The construction and planning of more than a thousand dams across the Balkans raise environmental and social concerns as well as discussions about investment and money flows.

The article on brings light on the plans of building 1.355 new hydroelectric plants that are mostly planned in pristine areas, meaning a destruction of unique landscapes and the local flora and fauna.

With the example of the Pocem Dam, that will block the Vjosa River in Albania and drown the village of Kutë for the sake of supposedly green energy.

Also, Bankwatch – an NGO network which monitors the activities of banks – raises concerns about the involvement of international banks in these projects.

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