Former Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown flew to Kutching, the capital of Malaysian state of Sarawak this week to support a large group of local communities opposing the controversial mega dam projects in the region. More than three hundred local indigenous people held a rally in Kutching in time of the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) biannual conference– the IHA World Congress on...
THE Yangtze River is still home to some amazing marine life, but projects like the construction of the Xiaonanhai Dam, the latest in a series of 12 dams constructed by the Three Gorges Corporation, may spell the end for several rare species. Environmental groups, including China’s Friends of Nature (FON), believe that the Xiaonanhai Dam...
The main threat to Kaziranga National Park in the next 25 years will come not from poachers or encroachers, but the 70 dams that are being built in the Eastern Himalayas of India’s Northeast. Experts who have just completed a study of the region fear that Kaziranga National Park and Manas National Park, both World...
I was reading Alice Albinia’s Empires of the Indus and came across this interesting passage. The context is that the author is on a fisherman’s boat around the Indus Delta, and explaining the larger history behind it drying up. Pakistan, in its turn, began building the Kotri barrage, just north of Thatta. This dam, like...
Kachin residents have been undergoing robberies and assaults by Burmese soldiers amid the civil war in the Kachin State since June 9, Kachin News Group [KNG] has reported. Burmese soldiers in plain clothes are robbing travelers to loot them of their money and other belongings around the Irrawaddy dam project at Myitsone, 27 miles north...
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Thai anti-government group’s bizarre open letter
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