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, by International Rivers

Hydropower: not as clean as you think

International Rivers, a non-profit organization founded in 1985 and working for the protection of rivers and the life they support, specially in Latin America, Asia and Africa, made a clear slideshow that brings to the light all the negative impacts of hydropower, a source of energy most of (...)

, by IIED

When we care for it...preserving cultural and spiritual values of forests

Everywhere in the world people care for and try to preserve the things they value.
What is considered valuable is relative to the socio-cultural context, and often things that are of great significance and deeply precious for some individuals and groups are not for others. There are things (...)

, by SACSIS

How the soaring price of bread will shake the foundations of the global economy

By Christian Parenti

What can a humble loaf of bread tell us about the world?
The answer is: far more than you might imagine. For one thing, that loaf can be “read” as if it were a core sample extracted from the heart of a grim global economy. Looked at another way, it reveals some of the crucial fault lines of (...)

, by Common Dreams

ALEC Exposed: Warming Up to Climate Change

By Jill Richardson

As the U.S. suffers through catastrophic tornadoes, heat waves, and other climate extremes - no doubt just a small taste of what the climate crisis will bring in the future - polluting industries and the politicians that serve them want to convince you that excess carbon dioxide in the (...)

, by TNI

The politics of agrofuels and mega-land and water deals

By Sofía Monsalve Suárez

Insights from the ProCana case, Mozambique
The Procana Bioethanol project in Mozambique is a clear example of how agrofuel investments contribute rather than mitigate climate change, and are often accompanied by dispossession and impoverishment caused by landgrabbing.
This paper examines (...)

, by International Rivers

Brazilian government severely underestimates dam emissions

By Katy Yan

Mathematical errors in the classroom or on tests usually don’t carry a whole lot of consequences besides a blot on your grade and maybe a deflated sense of self-esteem.
But what happens when the mathematical error occurs in a major government energy agency? The ramifications could be huge, (...)

, by Common Dreams

Time For Climate Activists to Get Tough

By Jeff Goodell

Have we failed to slow global warming pollution in part because climate and environmental activists have been too polite and well behaved? Is it time to take to the streets, express some outrage, maybe engage in a little guerilla warfare against Big Oil and Big Coal?
That’s the message you (...)

, by CETRI

Large-Scale mining to test rights of nature

By Carlos Zorrilla

Ecuador is the only Andean nation without any large-scale metallic mines (such as gold and copper). This unique state of affairs is about to be tested in the next few weeks when the Correa government signs exploitation agreements with Chinese and Canadian transnational miners looking to (...)

, by Frontline

Oil colonialism

By John Cherian

“Cooperating with Iran’s energy industry” is not the sole reason for the U.S. decision to impose sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company.
VENEZUELA has become the latest country to be put under economic sanctions by the United States for doing business with Iran. In the last week of May, (...)

, by Pambazuka

Water and privatisation in Africa

Special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Contents:
Africa: access to water and privatisation - Why proclaim access to water a (...)

, by Pambazuka

The cost of adding carbon credits to clean water

By Shiney Varghese

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Linking carbon credits to clean water initiatives as a means of (...)

, by Pambazuka

The wrong climate for big dams

Why Africa should shun hydropower megaprojects

By Lori Pottinger
This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Hydropower dams are ‘well-suited for (...)

, by Pambazuka

Pollution: Africa’s real resource curse?

By Khadija Sharife

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
A Tanzanian gold mine leaks polluted water into a major river. A (...)

, by Pambazuka

The commodification of water and land in Mali

By Sékou Diarra

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is also being published in French.
Mali’s Dogon have traditionally seen water as a source of life (...)

, by Pambazuka

Why proclaim access to water a fundamental human right?

By Jacques Cambon

This article is part of a special issue on water and water privatisation in Africa produced as a joint initiative of the Transnational Institute, Ritimo and Pambazuka News. This special issue is being published in English and in French.
Despite UN recognition of access ‘to safe and clean (...)

, by IIED

New website shows how nature plus culture equals resilience

Nature and culture are deeply linked. Together they are central to the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of marginalised people around the world, and will be critical to how they respond to climate change and other environmental challenges.
To shine a light on this way of (...)