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    David Appleyard

    Seismic impact on Himalyan hydropower development

    05/01/2015 The huge earthquake that rocked Nepal this week and killed more than 4000 people has had a profound impact on the national infrastructure. One of the worst ‘...

    Thank God forces always come in pairs


    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. 

    Play with your food, dam it.

    04/20/2015 We've got a lot on our plates the next few months with the National Hydropower Association's Annual Conference next week and HydroVision International 2015 k...

    Let’s talk about money


    Money. It makes the world go ‘round.

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    Swansea Bay tidal project advances

    04/02/2015 Advances on the plans for a 10 km-long tidal barrage generation scheme in the region of the Severn Estuary in the UK could see a swathe of new marine energy ...

    Water ruminations from a hydro mindset


    Is water, the fuel that powers hydroelectric generation, really free? 

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    Climate change impacts on hydropower

    03/23/2015 A four-year drought, the worst since records began, has had a dramatic effect on California’s power system and specifically on its portfolio of major hydropo...
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    The Grapes of Wrath, Pt. II

    03/16/2015 It is not at all uncommon for those of us whose families have deep roots in the American Midwest to make vague reference to our "kin in California"...

    If it sounds good, it might actually be good


    Have you ever remarked upon processing audio (hearing), saying something similar to, “Oh that sounds good/bad/ignorant/hateful…etc.?” 

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    Sea lions: The definition of operant behavior

    02/25/2015 Reading about a proposed bill making it legal to use lethal force to remove sea lions at Bonneville Dam brought me full circle in my career as a journalist c...

    Are we ‘ourselves’ because of ‘When?’


    Have you ever wondered what you would have done to earn your living had your lifespan run its course in an earlier time period? 

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    PBS highlights small hydro's potential in recent segment

    02/16/2015 Growing up in Oklahoma -- a state with no natural lakes -- dams are plentiful, and with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Keystone Dam and its 70 MW hydropow...

    Is an apology always the right thing to do?


    I appreciate a good, heartfelt apology. I do. I feel it can go a long way toward smoothing over an injustice, even a perceived one. 

    Do whatever it takes, keep the ‘funnies’ dead forever

    02/02/2015 In receiving my daily dose of news from the BBC on Jan. 30, I learned Britain celebrated the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s funeral with, among many...
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    A few brief thoughts on the 2015 State of the Union address

    01/26/2015 I was, admittedly, a bit disappointed in the rather vague mentions of American energy policy in President Barack Obama's most recent State of the Union addre...