Additional articles


Dam Projects Face Resistance in Georgiaby Natia Kuprashvili, Tbilisi, Georgia, March 5, 2012 (ENS)The Georgian authorities are promising that 15 new hydroelectric power stations will create thousands of jobs and improve energy provision, but environmentalists and residents of the villages to be flooded have voiced strong objections. At least 20 villages are …

MKWC Celebrates 12 Years of Restoration Work, 1/11/12. “This year’s buzz word is “sustainability.”posted by Rosie Carnam, “It’s nice to see a local paper honor their local Watershed Center’s 12 years of accomplishments!”


On Battle Creek, the rules are working

December 12, 2011, | “The streams in the greater Battle Creek watershed were blocked to salmon and steelhead access in the early 1900s when dams were constructed to provide for flood control, irrigation, and power generation.  Private landowners, government agencies, members of the environmental community, and others have come together to restore some 50 miles of freshwater streams in the Battle Creek watershed.”

Dan Tomascheski is vice president of resources at Sierra Pacific Industries.

Historic Condit Dam Removal in Washington State – Time Lapse Video

  National Geographic News, 10/28/11, For 98 years, the 125-foot high Condit Dam in southeastern Washington State held back the White Salmon River, creating a serene lake, but choking off the waterway to salmon. Wednesday, in an historic effort, the dam was dramatically breached, and ecologists hope the increased flow of water will restore the waterway to fish and other aquatic organisms, as well as the birds and mammals that rely on them. GoodNews FortheEarth likes this. Submitted by Polly Howells  

Comment by GoodNews FortheEarth ‎ “~ AMAZING VIDEO of an historic event! An excellent article accompanies the video. PacificCorp the owner of this dam, is also the owner of dams on the Klamath River in California that are also slated for removal.” November 3, 2011

A White Salmon River free of Condit Dam is monumental for tribal elder, kayaker and a fish biologist

Oct 25, 2011, | In 1913 the Condit Dam went up near the mouth of the White Salmon, supplying electricity to a paper mill but stopping salmon cold.  It’s scheduled to be breached Wednesday. With 700 pounds of dynamite, PacifiCorp contractors will set off a final charge to complete a drain tunnel blasted into the bottom of the dam, creating a hole that will empty the last of Northwestern Lake and begin the dam’s demise.”

See also this in-depth article re 8 OTHER DAM REMOVALS in the Pacific Northwest,
Condit Dam Removed from the White Salmon River in Washington”
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Biopori In Action (BIOACT) In Indonesia

October 2, 2010, | “Biopori In Action (Bioact) is an environmental awareness program of the Department of Public Social (BEM), Faculty of Politic and Social Science (FISIP), University of Indonesia that has been running for five months.  So far, no other faculty that has been implemented the holes Biopori system which is aimed to reduce puddle of water and make the soil becomes loose during the rainy season.”

“indonesia…specially java now try BIOPORI prevent rainwater down to earth …we hope this project prevent the big city from floods and dificulty to find clear water…by made hole on our yard about 1mtr deep and 1,5 inch wide then put some organic garbage in it .
we hope this organic trash work as food for micro organism and make humus for the soil it self.
with at leas 5 or more hole in every house we put our hope in this project .”
  • Comments:
    • GoodNews FortheEarth“Here’s a link to one story I found about this solution to the floods that have become larger and more frequent in large cities, more damaging to people and ecosystems alike, due to so much pavement blocking the natural infiltration of water.

    • Putra Rangga Aditya “thank’s…i wish that project work well..but most important is how each of us try to make a green house by a lot of plants on our yard…and reduce the unorganic trash.”

Santa Fe River Preserve Restoration Project Completed: Cleaner Water Provided, Habitat Restored

August 9, 2004 , | “Last week WildEarth Guardians finished a sometimes highly controversial project to improve water quality and wildlife habitat of the Santa Fe River downstream of the city wastewater treatment facility.  Over the last three-plus years local school children, city residents and WildEarth Guardians staff have planted literally thousands of native trees in an effort to restore the native streamside forest.”

“~ PLANTING TREES AND SHRUBS CAN WORK MIRACLES: Planting 100,000 trees and shrubs heals rivers stripped bare by cattle, for more, see -John Horning,,
You Gotta See It to Believe It
Watch the difference! WildEarth Guardians works to restore degraded river systems in the Southwest, including the Santa Fe River. See the changes from year-to-year.”
  • Pedro Di Girólamo“Before seeing it, I will share it, cos. the United Nations have declared year 2011 as the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF TREES.

    And because Trees and the sister disciplines of PERMACULTURE that are FOREST FARMING and FOREST GARDENING are my present passion of study and promotion.
    BTW, I share this with your very good introduction.”
  • Tamara Griffiths “awesome, great work, takes alot of effort but so worth it, well done well done”
  • Mary Chambers “The United Nations hs declared 2011 as the International year of the trees????? and the UK government are determined to sell off ALL, not just some but ALL our forests!!!!”
  • GoodNews FortheEarth“OK folks, I’m so glad you like this news! Ecological restoration is especially crucial because it both revitalizes ecosystems and eats up carbon. If any one else can find before and after info like this, please let us know, and I will look for it myself in the work of the Lomakatsi Restoration Project in Ashland, Oregon, where I serve on the Board.

    — cheers, Robert
    • Jeavonna Chapman, Judith Green, Scotty Allen, Sophia Novack, Good Vibrations, Eugenia Linn, Pedro Di Girólamo, Sadp Nepal, Linda Maloly, Fray Zaid Valencia, Ysabel Vicente, and Charles Drummond Malcolm Fraser like this.