dams

World News
At least 6,000 people are homeless following the hydropower dam's collapse Tuesday in Attapeu province.
World News
The floodwaters swept away power lines, homes and buildings, including a primary school.
World News
The South African city plans to shut off its water on April 12, unless dam water levels go up.
Environment
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Environment
Until now, scientific evidence had suggested that dams in tropical areas emit greenhouse gases. The WSU study, however, concluded
Environment
In the world's largest dam removal, the Elwha and the Glines Canyon dams on the Elwha River in the Pacific Northwest tumbled
Environment
Just ten years ago, scores of fishing boats would gather at the town's pier at dawn, ready to head out for the day's catch
Green
New legislation could help minimize the risk, but it's not enough.
Environment
The situation on the ground remains extremely dangerous for COPINH activists. As I'm writing this update, the Honduran security
Environment
Today, May 5, Dilma Rouseff, President of Brazil inaugurated the Belo Monte Dam in the Brazilian Amazon, about five months after its first reservoirs began to fill.
Environment
When we learned that Berta Cáceres, a leader of the indigenous Lenca people, was murdered in Honduras, we were shocked but not surprised. A violent death is the all-too-frequent fate of indigenous activists who defend their rivers and lands against dams, logging and other forms of destructive development.
Environment
Indigenous peoples are disproportionally affected by dams, plantations and other resource extraction projects and by the
Environment
Under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, companies have an obligation to respect human rights, and to
Environment
We don't know who fired the bullet that killed Berta Cáceres. But we need to call out the actors who share a moral responsibility for the murder of our friend and partner.
Environment
On February 5 the power utility of California's capital Sacramento decided to cancel the $1.5 billion Iowa Hill Dam, a pumped storage project in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. The decision may not be remarkable by itself, but marks a watershed moment and signals the early beginnings of an exciting development away from large dams.
Environment
Environmental activists in Chile and around the world mourn the passing of Doug Tompkins, who died in a kayak accident in his beloved Patagonia yesterday. The eminent entrepreneur and conservation pioneer was an inspiring visionary and had the rare gift to turn his vision into practice.
Environment
Support from climate initiatives is one of the reasons why more than 3,700 hydropower dams are currently under construction and in the pipeline. Yet large hydropower projects are a false solution to climate change. They should be kept out from national and international climate initiatives for the following reasons.