Construction of the Gibe III dam on the Omo River displaced indigenous groups who had called the area their home for centuries. Now their land, with its delicate ecosystem, is also under threat.
Germany has more than 28,000 wind turbines — but many are old and by 2023 more than a third must be decommissioned. Disposing of them is a huge environmental problem. Expert Jan Tessmer tells DW he's optimistic.
The chief engineer of Ethiopia's most ambitious project was shot dead in Addis Ababa. The project had raised tensions with Ethiopia's neighbors, who have feared that their access to the Nile River would be disrupted.
Egypt has long worried that Ethiopia's planned Grand Renaissance Dam will cut its share of the Nile River. Both countries tried to put fears of a water war to rest at a bilateral meeting in Cairo.
A group is calling for tens of thousands of dams across Europe to be dismantled for the sake of the environment. Why is this massive undertaking needed, and how feasible would it be?
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