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While global warming is a topic of conversation and news coverage every day around the world,? ?the basic raw materials that drive the global economy are rarely discussed as being involved.? ?But these materials play a key role in global ...
Most villages along the Baram River in Malaysia cannot count on round-the-clock electricity. Diesel generators hum at night near longhouses in the northwestern corner of the island of Borneo. Mobile and Internet coverage are almost ...
A Malaysian state minister Friday said the government would not push ahead with building a dozen new dam
s on Borneo island, acknowledging they have caused outrage from local tribes
The proposals sparked fears that ...
2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the most significant tropical rainforest
-related news stories for 2012.
There were many other important stories in 2012 and some were ...
The controversial Murum dam
in Malaysia is the first big overseas project for the China Three Gorges Project Company (CTGC) which is building hydro- and coal-fired power stations in 23 countries. So how it resolves its current conflict with the ...
The Sete Quedas or "seven waterfalls" on the Teles Pires River, which runs through the Amazon rainforest
states of Mato Grosso and ParÃ¡ in central Brazil, are a spiritual oasis venerated by several indigenous groups.
But the ...
A high federal court in Brazil has ruled that work on the Belo Monte dam
in the Brazilian Amazon be immediately suspended. Finding that the government failed to properly consult indigenous people on the dam
, the ruling is the latest in ...
Three engineers are being held hostage by the Juruna and Arara indigenous tribes
as tensions rise over the on-going construction of the Belo Monte dam
in Brazil, reports the Indigenous rights NGO Amazon Watch. The company building the dam
, Norte ...
As of Tuesday, the occupation of Belo Monte dam
by indigenous tribes
entered its 13th day. Indigenous people, who have fought the planned Brazilian dam
for decades, argue that the massive hydroelectric project on the Xingu River will devastate ...
Brazil's biggest infrastructure project -- the $11 billion Belo Monte dam
-- is also its most controversial, and one showcased at the international summit on June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro held 20 years after the Earth Summit.
Striking a ...
Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam
on the Xingu River is now under construction despite its many controversies. The Brazilian government has launched an unprecedented drive to dam
the Amazon’s tributaries, and Belo Monte is the spearhead for its efforts. ...
ming of the Xingu River has begun in Brazil to make way for the eventual construction of the hugely controversial, Belo Monte dam
. The Norte Energia (NESA) consortium has begun building coffer dam
s across the Xingu, which will dry out parts of ...
2011 was designated as "Year of the Forests" by the United Nations. While there was relatively little progress on intergovernmental forest protection programs during the year, a lot happened elsewhere. Below is a look at some of the biggest ...
DRIVE out of Porto Velho, the capital of the Amazonian state of Rondônia, and you see the trouble the world’s largest forest is in. Lorry after lorry trundles by laden with logs; more logs lie by the road, to be collected by smugglers who dumped ...
The environmental license for the controversial Belo Monte dam
violates the constitutional rights of indigenous communities and is therefore illegal, ruled a federal judge in Brazil on Monday.
Judge Selene Maria de Almeida concluded that ...
The great rainforest
s once covered some 14% of the planet. Today, that number has shrunk to less than 6%.
We`ve all seen the good work celebrities can do in using their fame to draw attention to worthy causes. Below are ten passionately ...
Last chance to see: the Amazon's Xingu RiverEarly morning fishing on the Xingu River.
Not far from where the great Amazon River drains into the Atlantic, it splits off into a wide tributary, at first a fat vertical lake that, when ...
A BRAZILIAN judge has suspended plans for construction of the massive Belo Monte hydroelectric plant in the Amazon rainforest
, citing environmental concerns. Belo Monte, which would be the world's third-largest hydroelectric dam
, has sparked ...
Plans for the construction of the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric plant in the Amazon rainforest
have been suspended by a Brazilian judge over environmental concerns.
The proposal to build Belo Monte, which would be the world's ...
The Sarawak government mocked the plight of its rainforest
people in a press release issued earlier this month, says a rights' group.The release says forest people are poised to benefit from massive dam
and forestry projects under the ...
Brazil: Indigenous tribes
protest against Amazon dam
Kaiapo Indians make their voices heard outside the National Congress in Brasilia
Hundreds of indigenous Brazilians have been protesting in the capital, Brasilia, against the ...
PROTESTERS in paint and headdresses in Brasília, warring tribes
of lawyers and a mountain of pig dung: yet another giant Brazilian public-works contract was up for grabs, and the lobbies were restless. After the courts struck down an avalanche of ...
An auction to build the Belo Monte dam
, a massive hydroelectric project in Brazil, is going ahead despite two court-ordered suspensions, both of which have been overturned. The dam
, which would be the world's third-largest, has been criticized by ...
Brazil has approved the controversial construction of a giant hydroelectric dam
in the heart of the Amazon, defying a 20-year protest by indigenous and environmental campaigners who say that the project will devastate the surrounding rainforest
"I don’t know what's going to happen to our people … what our future will be?"
Tribal leader Kelak Ubin worries over plans to build a dozen dam
s in the pristine, interconnected river ecology of Sarawak, home to many ethnic tribes