Goldman Environmental Prize Goes to Mega-Dam Fighters

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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