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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PRESS RELEASE: Blockade against Baram Dam Reinstated

BLOCKADE AGAINST THE BARAM DAM REINSTATED Long Kesseh Baram: The tussle between the villagers opposing the Baram dam and the illegal loggers who are supported by the Sarawak Forestry Corporation is heating up. Under the watchful eyes of the police from the General Operation Forces (GOF) and officers from the...

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Broken promises at Sungai Asap resettlement

Sixteen years after the creation of the Sungai Asap dam resettlement, reporter Hanna Hindstrom interviewed a Penan woman living in this community. Layo revealed the ways in which her life drastically changed as she and her family were forced to move from their homes to make way for the Bakun dam. Read on to learn about how her...

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Protest in Kuala Lumpur Against Murum and Baram Dam

A peaceful protest against mega dam projects in Sarawak took place outside the Kuala Lumpur Parliament building yesterday morning. Protesters held signs against the Murum Dam and Baram Dam, asking the Malaysian government to respect indigenous demands for a fair settlement or stop construction of the dams altogether. Read more...

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Murum Dam Flooding Begins as Penan Continue Protest

Despite ongoing protests and a human blockade by a group of over 100 indigenous Penan, the Sarawak Energy Berhad has confirmed that flooding has begun at the site of the Murum hydroelectric dam in Sarawak, Malaysia. Read more from Malaysiakini on Yahoo! News Malaysia Read a history of the Penans’ struggle with dam builders...

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