These photos show some of our field research in Labrador Canada on the impacts of the Churchill River hydroelectric facility (Muskrat Falls) on downstream ecosystems and the health of indigenous communities in the region.


Clean Energy, Dirty Water

New York times article on risks posed by elevated methylmercury exposures for indigenous communities in Canada next to sites being developed for hydroelectric power expansion based on our paper.


How dams risk poisoning indigenous diets

Atlantic feature article on our work on methylmercury exposures in indigenous communities following flooding of hydroelectric reservoirs.


This work was funded by the Nunatsiavut Government.



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