Thirsty Power Plants Threaten Watersheds

New York Times: The first chapter of a new report on the effect of power plants on freshwater systems has the feel of a documentary film. Imagine a camera panning the dessicated Texas landscape as a voice intones statistics from the brutal 2011 drought - a dried-up Brazos River, 80 days of 100-degree-plus temperatures, and so on. And then the punch line: "An energy-water collision wasn`t far behind." Cut to a close-up: "One plant had to curtail nighttime operations because the drought had reduced the amount......

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