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It reads like a fairy tale from the brothers Grimm: a giant U.S.
state is planning a giant hydroelectric dam that could flood a tiny shrew out of its idyllic home.

Later this month, Alaskan authorities will file plans in Washington DC for a 213-meter megadam on one of the country’s last remaining wild rivers: the Susitna. If approved, it would be the country’s first hydroelectric mega-dam for 40 years, and its fifth tallest, just 8 meters shy of the Hoover dam.

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the whole story at New Scientist

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