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Dams May Provide Resilience to Climate Change

Climate Central: It's official: Last year was Australia's hottest on record. As temperatures go up Down Under, so do concerns about how to keep rivers cool in a warming world. Ironically, the soundest solution could mean tapping into what has long been considered a pollutant. Dams have long been vilified for blocking fish migrations. But the deep reservoirs of dammed water do something free-flowing rivers can't: stratify so that the cooler layers settle to the bottom. Until recently, scientists only studied...