Tag: "hydropower" at biology news

Science to restore the nation's ecosystems

...salmon stocks. Some parties to the re-licensing of hydropower facilities are considering dam removal. We applied models for a 40-year post-dam period and re-estimated the river's water temperatures. Restoration of Western River Ecosystems: Reality or Rigormortis? , Marshall Flug, Fort Collins Science Center...

Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence

...the nation's energy, biomass already has surpassed hydropower as the largest domestic source of renewable energy, and researchers believe much potential remains. "Our report answers several key questions," said Bob Perlack, a member of ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division and a co-author of the report. "We wa...

Environmental technologies earn award for PNNL

...ook salmon as they pass through the Columbia River hydropower system and the lower Columbia River estuary. The system consists of tiny microtransmitters implanted in salmon and receivers anchored to the river bottom that individually identify each tagged fish and record behavioral data. The information will be ...

Salmon survival, cleaner hydropower focus of ORNL research

...ortality rate of fish passing through conventional hydropower turbines ranges from 5 percent to 15 percent or more, the goal of DOE's hydropower program is to reduce these rates to 2 percent. Advanced turbines are approaching this goal by reduci...

Restoring the 'Garden of Eden'

...rts very challenging. Irrigation, industrial, and hydropower demands all compete for the water which is vital to the marshlands. Farhan's presentation, "The role of hydrology in marsh restoration in southern Iraq," will discuss a program designed to help manage Iraq's water resources. In a related talk, "Hyd...

Satellites support businesses working for sustainable development

... to apply satellite data to CSD reporting for SUEZ hydropower plants in locations including Laos, Brazil and France. Also participating in this contract is Belgium-based Earth Observation value-adding companies Keyobs and Nadar, plus environmental consultancy firm CAP Conseil. "SUEZ recognises it is working wi...

Biology professor helps others go with the flow of dam removal

...systems," Marks said in an interview. "Many of the hydropower dams that are coming down generate very little power, and the energy can be produced by other means or simply absorbed by energy conservation measures." Marks uses her experience working as a teacher, scientist and researcher on restoring Fossil C...

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