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Chong boys playing up a tree by the Areng river. Photo: Rod Harbinson.

Cambodia: indigenous protests repel dam builders - so far

Rod Harbinson

28th July 2014

Since the 1980s Cambodia has lost 84% of its primary forests, and the remote Cardamom mountains are the country's last great natural treasure, writes Rod Harbinson. Just the place for grandiose dam projects? 'No way!" say indigenous people and young eco-activists. more...
The Bakun dam under construction. Photo: pHotosHo0x via Flickr.

Borneo mega-dams threaten indigenous 'ethnocide'

Amanda Stephenson

30th June 2014

Massive dams in Sarawak, Malaysia, threaten to flood over 2,000 square kilometers of the world's oldest rainforests, displace 10,000s of indigenous people, and aggravate climate change, writes Amanda Stephenson - all to generate electricity that no one wants. more...
Manbasia - a displaced Forest dweller, Jharia. Photo: Sarah Stirk.

In the New India, 'development' is armed robbery

Graham Peebles

10th February 2014

India is in the grips of a state-backed corporate war against the environment, the poor and indigenous peoples, writes Graham Peebles. The new rulers avert their gaze as their countrymen, doused in poverty, burn on the party pyre. more...
Lui Jianquiang

Liu Jianqiang: fighting for environmental justice in China

Tom Levitt

11th May, 2012

Tom Levitt speaks to one of China's most respected investigative journalists Liu Jianqiang on the rise of environmental activism in China more...
The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

The Ecologist meets…Method co-founder Adam Lowry

Bethany Hubbard

13th April, 2012

Can detergent make the green movement sexy? According to Method co-founder Adam Lowry; cleaning products are just the start. Bethany Hubbard caught up with him to find out more more...

Controversial El Quimbo dam risks becoming 'Colombia’s Belo Monte'

Amy Lieberman

16th March, 2012

A growing movement of fishing communities, miners and farmers are stepping up their campaign against the dam - one of dozens of hydroelectric projects looming across Colombia - despite violent repression of some protests more...
Mekong River

Climate hotspot: sea level rise threatens millions in Mekong Delta rice belt

Ecologist

20th January, 2012

Some 60 million people depend on the Mekong River for their livelihoods but sea level rise and severe weather puts the area at risk, as Gratianne Quade's unique film shows more...
HEN WEEKENDS

Five of the best… green weekend breaks

Holly Tuppen / Greentraveller

10th November, 2011

Getting away for a weekend with friends doesn’t have to cost the earth and it certainly doesn’t mean having to splash out. Greentraveller has some eco-friendly suggestions more...
Laos hydropower

Xayaburi dam divides Laos and stirs tension over Mekong hydropower

Brendan Brady

30th September, 2011

Supporters of a controversial dam in one of Asia's poorest countries say it will bring huge economic benefits. Critics say it could threaten fisheries and rice cultivation, threatening the livelihoods of millions. Brendan Brady reports from Laos
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Ross Bowers

Q&A: Ross Bowers, Challenge4aCause

Henry Gass

8th July, 2011

Launched in 2009 to raise funds to protect Namibia’s endangered black rhino population, Challenge4aCause’s Ross Bowers sat down with Henry Gass to talk conservation, tourism and why poaching is still a threat more...
springbok

The Really Wild Show: Namibia's pioneering conservancies

Ruth Styles

12th May, 2011

From the endless red dunes of the south to the teeming game reserves of Damaraland, Namibia is home to some of the world’s most important eco-systems. Ruth Styles went to find out how local people are helping to preserve them more...

Top 10…Euro cities to cycle

Ruth Styles

7th March, 2011

Want to see a new city and get fit at the same time? Then try doing it by bike... more...

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Map of area directly impacted by Belo Monte Dam

Brazilian judge blocks plans for construction of Belo Monte dam

Amy Fallon, the guardian

28th February, 2011

Project to build world's third-largest hydroelectric plant is suspended after failing to meet environmental requirements more...
The Three Gorges Dam

Last refuge of rare fish threatened by Yangtze dam plans

Jonathan Watts, guardian asia environment correspondent

18th January, 2011

Developers of hydroelectric plant have redrawn the boundaries of a crucial freshwater reserve for rare and economically important species more...
The Three Gorges Dam

Resettlement fears over China's South-North water transfer project

Ecologist

31st August, 2010

Biggest engineering project in Chinese history could repeat failures of Three Gorges Dam, with significant pressure on ecosystems and fisheries from the resettlement of 300,000 people more...
Amazon dams

Rapid growth in Amazon dams brought home by online map

Ecologist

25th August, 2010

New website details more than 140 planned or operating hydropower projects in the Amazon basin more...
dam

Global rise in hydroelectric dams threatens tribal peoples

Ecologist

10th August, 2010

A new wave of hydropower projects is under way in the quest for clean renewable energy but tribal and indigenous peoples continue to be ignored by those pushing through the plans more...
Brazil

Atlantic Rising: Belo Monte dam the start of the drowning of the Amazon

Tim Bromfield

23rd July, 2010

Campaigners fear the construction of the world's third largest hydroelectric dam in Brazil is just the start with many more being planned in the Amazon basin more...
Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya

No stopping controversial dam in Ethiopia

Ecologist

26th March, 2010

Controversial dam project on the Omo River in southern Ethiopia cannot be stopped says African Development Bank more...
Map of area directly impacted by Belo Monte Dam

Brazil to build world's third largest dam in Amazon

Ecologist

2nd February, 2010

Environmental groups say the Belo Monte dam project would devastate a large area of the Amazon rainforest and threaten the survival of indigenous peoples more...
The Three Gorges Dam

Three Gorges Dam 'a model for disaster'

Ecologist

30th October, 2009

International Rivers has highlighted the environmental damage caused by the world's biggest hydropower project amid concern about plans for two new dams in China more...
Alli - your new best friend?

Behind the Label: Alli (Orlistat)

Pat Thomas

26th August, 2009

It's the popular, over-the-counter diet drug that's now been linked to liver damage. But popping a 'weight loss' pill is not going to solve the obesity crisis - especially with health concerns like these - says Pat Thomas
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Hasankeyf in Turkey

Turkish dam project scrapped, but pipeline gets go-ahead

Ecologist

13th July, 2009

Turkey's plans for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris have been scrapped as Europe withdraws funds for a failure to meet environmental obligations, while plans for the trans-Europe Nabucco gas pipeline are ratified more...
Tourist boats and seals on a Galapagos beach

Saving our heritage... from ourselves

Eifion Rees

25th June, 2009

More sites may be added to the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites in Danger this week, but how effective is this register of global hot spots, and what are the areas that truly deserve international protection? more...
boat and river

Dams: development or control?

Khadija Sharife

1st June, 2009

The vast dams clogging the veins of Africa are instruments of control rather than promised hydroelectric liberation. Khadija Sharife investigates.
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