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Fizzy Science: Loosening the Hydro Industry's Grip on Reservoir Greenhouse Gas Emissions Research

November 1, 2006

The pages of a respected climate change journal are not a place one would expect to find a bad-tempered exchange over the merits of iconic soft drinks. Yet such a disagreement -- over the rates at which Coca-Cola and Brazilian guaraná lose their fizz -- was recently covered in the normally decorous pages of Climatic Change. While the immediate topic seems inconsequential to say the least, the larger context is of major importance -- do tropical hydropower reservoirs cause greenhouse gas emissions to match those from fossil fuel plants? Download the full report below.


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Big Hydro's Role in Global Warming - Op-Ed from the San Francisco Chronicle

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