Tags Archives: Dams

Indigenous understanding of Salween River key for biodiversity

This story first appeared in The Third Pole. By Saw John Bright. This week, governments from around the world will convene online for the first part of the UN Biodiversity Summit COP15 (the second part will take place partially in-person in Kunming in spring), which will agree on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. Framed as … Continue reading Indigenous understanding of Salween River key for biodiversity

This Amazon dam is supposed to provide clean energy, but it’s destroying livelihoods and unique species

This story first appeared in The Conversation. By Brian Garvey and Sonia Magalhaes. The Volta Grande region of the Amazon is a lush, fertile zone supplied by the Xingu River, whose biodiverse lagoons and islands have earned its designation as a priority conservation area by Brazil’s Ministry of the Environment. But a recent decision by the Federal Regional … Continue reading This Amazon dam is supposed to provide clean energy, but it’s destroying livelihoods and unique species

The Colorado River Runs Again

This article originally appeared in Yes! Solutions Journalism. Featured image: Local residents and kids enjoy the recreational benefits of the flowing river resulting from the planned water releases. PHOTO COURTESY OF RAISE THE RIVER, JESÚS SALAZAR “It’s not only about wildlife, or birds and trees. It’s also about the people.” By Lourdes Medrano In late spring, Antonia Torres … Continue reading The Colorado River Runs Again

News Alert: Support Needed To Oppose Dam Accross Zambezi River

News Alert: Land and water defenders are opposing the creation of a dam across the Zambezi River. They are requesting support to highlight concerns. We encourage you to comment on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) before it closes on January 25th. The Zambezi River Authority needs to capture grievances for their Responses Report for the ESIA.  You can access the ESIA here … Continue reading News Alert: Support Needed To Oppose Dam Accross Zambezi River

Resisting A New Dam Proposal on the Zambezi River

This episode of The Green Flame podcast focuses on the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam on the Zambezi River on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe, just downstream from the world-famous Victoria Falls. Max Wilbert interviews Monga, who has lived by the Zambezi River and is active in environmental issues and factors that impact on underprivilidged … Continue reading Resisting A New Dam Proposal on the Zambezi River

Massive Dam Threatens Spectacular Gorge Downstream of Victoria Falls

This piece was originally published in Earth Island Journal. Zambia and Zimbabwe plan to move ahead with the $4 billion Batoka Gorge Dam that would displace villagers, wildlife, and a vibrant rafting industry along the Zambezi River. by Rebecca Wilbear/Earth Island Journal More than 50 men traverse the steep, rocky gorge. They balance as many … Continue reading Massive Dam Threatens Spectacular Gorge Downstream of Victoria Falls

Diving For Truths Submerged by the Kinzua Dam

The Ohio River is the most polluted river in the United States. In this series of essays entitled ‘The Ohio River Speaks,‘ Will Falk travels the length of the river and tells her story. Read the first, second, third, fourth and fifth part of Will’s journey. Diving For Truths Submerged by the Kinzua Dam By … Continue reading Diving For Truths Submerged by the Kinzua Dam

Keepers Of The Flame

Featured image: Resistance. Acrylic on canvas. 2008. By Travis London. “With the successful devastation of the Washougal River watershed through intense logging and mineral extraction, there was only one thing left to do: install hydroelectric dams. In the early 1920s, construction of a third dam began down river from the outlet of Cougar Creek. The … Continue reading Keepers Of The Flame

Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams

Editors note: The Columbia River has been turned into a slave of civilization, forced to provide hydroelectricity, barge transport, and irrigation water to cities and big agribusiness. It is shackled in concrete and dying from  dams, from overfishing, from toxins, from nuclear waste, from acoustic barrages and armored shorelines and logging and endless  atrocities. We … Continue reading Yakama Nation calls for removal of Columbia River dams

Panama Dam Causes Massive Fish Death

INTERNAL INVESTIGATION OF THE UN REVEALS BREACH OF SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES IN THE CASE OF BARRO BLANCO  This article is available in Spanish here       by Tracy Barnett and Jonathan Gonzalez Quiel / Intercontinental Cry The Tabasará River, one of the largest in Panama and the source of life for the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé people, was emptied … Continue reading Panama Dam Causes Massive Fish Death