Protests in Balkans to stop dams and protect rivers

Environmentalists say building a hydroelectric dam is comparable to cutting down a tropical rainforest.

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    An environmental battle in the Balkans is heating up, with a group of women determined to stop a network of rivers from running dry.

    Nearly 2,700 hydroelectric dams are planned in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ecologists are terming it a tsunami of dams that will profoundly alter the whole region.

    Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Sarajevo.


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