Leonardo Di Caprio on Vjosa River: Albanian Government wants to damage it

 
 Hollywood actor Leonardo Di Caprio delivers a message for the protection of the Vjosa River in Albania. The world-famous actor writes on Instagram that Vjosa is one of Europe's last wild rivers.

In his message, Di Caprio raises the concern of the damaging of this natural pearl of Albania, while stressing that the Albanian government has set in motion to build a hydropower plant there.


The full message from Hollywood actor Leonardo Di Caprio:

This is one of Europe’s last wild rivers. But for how long?⁠ ⁠
The Vjosa river runs through the forest-covered slopes of Greece’s Pindus mountains to Albania’s Adriatic coast.⁠ ⁠

Albania’s government has set in motion plans to dam the Vjosa to generate much-needed electricity for one of Europe’s poorest countries, with the intent to build eight dams along the main river.⁠ ⁠
It’s part of a world hydropower boom, mainly in Southeast Asia, South America, Africa and less developed parts of Europe. Some tout hydropower as a reliable, cheap and renewable energy source that helps curb dependence on planet-warming fossil fuels. But some recent studies question hydropower’s value in the fight against global warming. Critics say the benefits of hydropower are overstated — and outweighed by the harm dams can do.⁠ ⁠

Dams block the natural flow of water and sediment. They also can change the chemistry of the water and cause toxic algae to grow. Rivers are a crucial part of the global water cycle. They act as nature’s arteries, carrying energy and nutrients across vast landscapes, providing water for drinking, food production and industry.⁠ ⁠
Leonardo Di Caprio on Vjosa River: Albanian Government wants to damage it Leonardo Di Caprio on Vjosa River: Albanian Government wants to damage it Thursday, October 31, 2019 Rating: 5
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