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Indigenous and local communities arrive and flash banners at the IHA Congress in Kutching.

Australian Greens join protests against dams in Sarawak

By Thu, May 23, 2013 9:20PM UTC Comments Off Indigenous and local communities arrive and flash banners at the IHA Congress in Kutching.

Former Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown flew to Kuching, the capital of the Malaysian state of Sarawak, this week to give his backing to a large group of local communities opposing the controversial mega dam projects in the region. More than 300 local indigenous people held a rally in Kuching amid the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) biannual conference – the IHA World...

Australian forests escape furnace, Greens rejoice

By Tue, Mar 20, 2012 3:56PM UTC Comments Off A campaign against forest burning. (Design by Paul Kimbrell http://www.eastgippsland.net.au/?q=forest_furnace)

Australia’s old-growth forests will not go to the furnace to generate electricity — at least for now. Environment watchers are rejoicing over the Parliament’s vote against subsidies intended for loggers to burn native growth forests to generate power. Tasmania’s Huon Valley Environment Centre, for one, praised the Federal MPs who voted against Lynn MP Robert Oakeshott’s motion to allow...