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Geography may have shaped the river's historic trajectory, but today it is globalisation, as manifested in national strategies
In LDCs broadly, the percentage of people who live in extreme poverty has doubled to nearly 40% since 1990, population without
Under the Swiss system, proposals for constitutional amendments signed by 100,000 citizens are subject to a national vote
As a part of the Paris Agreement, governments have now committed to unlocking USD 100 billion per year by 2020 to boost climate
At the same time, large hydropower developers are not giving up their markets without a fight. They are aggressively lobbying
Here are four ways TNC's China Board is pursuing solutions to environmental challenges in China and beyond: Pioneering a
A new report from the Pacific Institute has tallied how four years of drought has impacted electricity prices and pollution
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.
Taken together, the scientific evidence shows that dams are not the clean, green or cheap source of electric power they are often made out to be. When will the governments and financiers that promote these projects take note?
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.
The lack of infrastructure in the developing world is both a liability and a potential asset. We are already witnessing a surge of activity in the introduction of solar, wind and other renewable energy technologies that will boost the development trajectories of countries with enormous potential.
We who care deeply about nature and the environment need to articulate what a prosperous and a healthy planet will look like in 2050, and work backwards from there.
Lake Baikal, as a World Heritage site, should be off limits to any economic activities that may negatively affect designated sites, even under the banners of "development" or "carbon emission reductions."
Dam builders like to claim that hydropower is the world's largest source of renewable electricity. But new figures from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) show that the picture is quickly changing.
It is time for the World Bank and the DRC government to embrace more feasible solutions and stop holding the Congolese population hostage to their multi-billion dollar dreams.
Sustainable water and energy development requires public participation in decision making just as much as money and technical expertise. The Nature Conservancy makes a strong case that smart planning needs to address the systems level rather than just individual dams. It now needs to expand its approach and give the rights of affected communities the place they deserve.
The U.S. has been one of the major culprits in environmental degradation, and adopting these new technologies is a win-win for current and future generations.
The Pakini Nui wind farm generates energy near South Point Bay on the Island of Hawaii. While Hawaii's plan is incredibly