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Goldman Environmental Prize Goes to Mega-Dam Fighters

April 22, 2015 by Erin O'Neill

Congratulations to the six individuals from around the world who were awarded with the Goldman Environmental Prize this week! We are especially excited that two of the six were recognized for their courageous work in stopping the construction of mega-dams.   Myint Zaw from Myanmar was instrumental in defeating the proposed Myitsone Dam, a 6,000 megawatt…

 
Water is released below the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River. Photograph by Bill Hatcher, National Geographic

More Reasons Not To Invest in Hydropower

April 14, 2015 by Amanda Stephenson

Recent studies show that investors interested in renewable energy should be apprehensive to finance major hydropower projects. Apart from the immense amount of methane emissions and the disastrous environmental damage caused by dams, the impending threat of droughts is another reason not to back mega-dams. The state of California has experienced a 60% decline in their hydroelectric power generation…

 
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NO KAIDUAN DAM!

April 8, 2015 by Amanda Stephenson

Photo courtesy Save Ulu Papar’s Facebook page The government has approved a new, controversial dam to be built in Sabah, Malaysia – and it will be built if nothing is done to stop it. The foreseeable Kaiduan dam will obstruct the Papar River in the Ulu Papar valley, flooding some 3,000 acres of pristine rainforest, rich in…