At least 6,000 people are homeless following the hydropower dam's collapse Tuesday in Attapeu province.
The floodwaters swept away power lines, homes and buildings, including a primary school.
The South African city plans to shut off its water on April 12, unless dam water levels go up.
70,000 people are at risk.
New legislation could help minimize the risk, but it's not enough.
Today, Dutch financier FMO announced that it plans "to seek a responsible and legal exit" from the Agua Zarca Project. Finnfund
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.
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.
With the withdrawal of FMO and Finnfund, the pressure is on the Central-American Bank for Economic Integration to suspend
You can still call on FMO, Finnfund and other actors to withdraw from the Agua Zarca Dam through this online action. As Agua
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.
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.
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.