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More Reasons Not To Invest in Hydropower

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!

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…

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Anwar’s Petition Rejected, 5 More Years in Prison

It is a very sad day for opposition leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim and his fellow supporters. The petition filed against the verdict of his conviction has been rejected by Malaysia’s Pardon Board. Now Anwar’s final legal option is to file a judicial review with the Federal Court; his lawyers have yet to announce their decision on…

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Indigenous Land Rights Vital to Climate Change Solutions

Malaysiakini’s article highlights the importance of government respect for indigenous land rights, particularly due to the impact of development on the Earth’s climate. Indigenous peoples in Malaysia have a longstanding history of sustainable land management, as their traditional livelihoods depend on the health of their natural environments. Before implementing laws for sustainable development on land inhabited by indigenous…

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Healthy Rivers Mean Healthy Communities, Forests in Sarawak

March 14th will mark the 18th annual International Day of Action for Rivers. Thousands of participants from around the world can find camaraderie in the international community advocating for the protection of rivers. It is a day to celebrate our rivers and the work we have achieved fighting for them as well as to spread…

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Baram Dam Blockade Celebrates 500th Day!

  MIRI – 7th March. Today, the Baram villagers, resisting the proposed Baram dam, mark the 500thdays since the blockades were launched. On the 23rd October 2013, villagers from 30 settlements in the Baram district set up blockades in Long Lama and Long Keseh to foil works on the Baram dam project. The blockaders evicted…

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The World Rejects Taib’s Corruption

Cahya Mata Sarawak (CMS) is on the brink of becoming blacklisted by global investors. Sarawak’s largest company, CMS was privatized into governor Taib Mahmud’s hands in order to generate massive wealth for his family. The Bruno Manser Fund (BMF) and the Norwegian NGO FIVAS encourage Norway’s government to divest funding from CMS due to the…

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Recent Flooding Might Motivate Govt To Monitor Logging

Malaysian Parliament Member, Tengku Razaleigh, addresses Kelantan’s massive floods. Razaleigh “does not dismiss” the possibility that the uncontrolled land clearing could have added to the severity of the floods and suggests authorities better monitor the area’s logging. Continue reading about the devastating floods on Eco-Business, where they suggest replanting eight to ten trees for every…

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Hydroelectric Dam In Panama Suspended, Hurrah!

The global movement against dams celebrates this week as the construction of Panama’s Barro Blanco dam was suspended. The country’s environmental agency, ANAM, put their foot down for numerous reasons: the violations of local community rights, the indefinite destruction of natural ecosystems, and its contribution to climate change. Read more on The Carbon Watch and…

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Native Landowners Unite to Oppose Gazetting of their land for the Baram Dam Reservoir

Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network (SAVE Rivers) Jaringan Selamatkan Sungai-Sungai Sarawak Secretariat Office: Lot 1046, 2nd Floor, Shang Garden Shoplots, Jalan Bulan Sabit, 98000 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia Tel: 085-423044 / Fax: 085-438580 Email: saveriversnet@gmail.com Date: Feb. 9, 2015 Miri – Landowners from Baram collectively denounce the plans to extinguish their property rights to pave the way…

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