Northwest Tribes Battle The Legacy Of Energy Colonization

By Rae Rose, Last Real Indians. -

One hundred years later, after the Treaty of Walla Walla was signed, tribes watched their sacred rivers and waterfalls being dammed one after another.  The fishing wars had begun as the American [...]

Indigenous Peoples’ Victory: Largest Dam Removal In The World

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

After nearly two decades, Indigenous Peoples win an agreement for the largest dam removal in the world. Four of the six dams on the Klamath River in California and Oregon will be taken down, [...]

Brazil Announces End To Amazon Mega-Dam Building Policy

By Sue Branford, -

An indigenous leader in April 2015 at the São Manoel dam construction site on the Teles Pires River in the Tapajós basin. Photo by Midia Ninja courtesy of International Rivers. In a surprise [...]

Two French Dams To Be Demolished By 2018

By Sam Morgan, -

By Sam Morgan for Earth First Newswire - Two large dams on a river in northern France will be demolished after the French government finally signed off on a long-gestating plan to free up the [...]

International Civil Society Statement In Support Of Miller Dussán & ASOQUIMBO

By Staff, -

By Staff of The Democracy Center - ASOQUIMBO has been resisting this hydroelectric project for several years, highlighting its social and environmental impacts as well as a series of legal [...]

Battle For The Amazon: Tapajós Basin Threatened By Massive Development

By Sue Branford and Maurício Torres, -

By Sue Branford and Maurício Torres for Mongabay - The Tapajós River Basin lies at the heart of the Amazon, and also at the heart of an exploding controversy: whether to build more than 40 large [...]

Attack Dogs And Police Respond As Indigenous Fight Massive Dam Project

By Staff, -

By Staff of Indian Country Today - Flood gates from a reservoir were opened and washed homes away in August and, according to Indigenous Ngabe protesters in Panama, they were then harassed, shot [...]

Indigenous Movement Stops Construction Of Brazilian Mega-Dam

By Juliana Britto Schwartz, -

By Juliana Britto Schwartz for Feministing - In a historic victory, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups has managed to suspend construction of a mega-dam that threatened to submerge their [...]

For Indigenous Peoples, Megadams Are ‘Worse Than Colonization’

By Philippa de Boissière and Sian Cowman, -

By Philippa de Boissière and Sian Cowman for Foreign Policy In Focus - A world-renowned environmental activist, Berta had been a driving force in protecting the lands and waters of rural [...]

Court Order Fails To Halt Protests Over $9bn Canadian Dam Project

By Shaghayegh Tajvidi, -

By Shaghayegh Tajvidi for The Real News Network - This action by hunger strikers in Vancouver marks the latest in the fight against BC Hydro's $9 billion infrastructure project, along the Peace [...]

David Suzuki, Chief Stewart Phillip & First Nations Say No To Dam

By Sage Birley, -

By Sage Birley for Vancouver Observer - Members of Treaty 8 and their supporters have drawn a line in the snow at the historic Rocky Mountain Fort to stop ongoing clearing for the $8.8 billion [...]

Hydropower Dams Threaten One-Third Of The World’s Freshwater Fish

By Elizabeth Grossman, -

By Elizabeth Grossman for Earth Island Journal - Three of the world’s most important tropical river basins — the Amazon, the Congo and the Mekong — are experiencing an unprecedented boom in the [...]

Brazil Charged With Ethnocide In Building Of Amazon Dam

By Sue Branford, -

By Sue Branford for Mongabay. Brazil’s Public Federal Ministry (Ministério Público Federal, MPF), an independent state body, has started legal proceedings to have it recognised that the crime of [...]

Amazonian Tribe Brings Struggle to International Stage

Christian Poirier & Brent Millikan, -

By Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch & Brent Millikan, International Rivers. When Brazilian energy planners proposed to choke the Amazon’s Tapajós River and its tributaries with dozens of large [...]

Large Dams Highly Correlated With Poor Water Quality

By Carey L. Biron, -

Large-scale dams are likely having a detrimental impact on water quality and biodiversity around the world, according to a new study that tracks and correlates data from thousands of [...]

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