Europe’s last wild river – level 1
The Vjosa River is 270 kilometers long. It moves from Greece across Albania to the Adriatic Sea.
It is the last wild river in Europe. No dams or power station are on the river. Companies want to build dams on the river. They tell Albanian authorities about their plans.
They want to build 45 power stations on the river and its tributaries. Nature organizations don’t agree with this idea. They want to keep the river the same.
One company wants to make a national park at the river. Alban officials agree with the plan. Sadly, the river is not safe yet.
Nature organizations say that water is going to be less and less. People need to think of better ways to make electricity. For example, one way is from the sun.
Difficult words: dam (a wall across a river which makes electricity as the water moves), power station (a factory which makes electricity), tributary (a river which comes into a larger river).
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