The government ignored warnings that building large hydropower projects in the Himalayas was unsafe. Now Josimath town is falling apart
Farmers along the lower Nile have little information to guide them as upriver barrage threatens to compound the impacts of global warming
NEWS: Controversial Belo Monte dam project has failed to meet conditions to win its license, say environmental groups
INTERVIEW: Drive for oil, gas and hydropower threatens communities who can protect rainforest warns veteran campaigner
NEWS: Scientists predict hydropower will double over the next 20 years, but building new dams could damage major rivers
NEWS: Brazil may be too reliant on hydropower as it builds world’s 3rd biggest dam, according to US Department of Energy
Writing for RTCC, film maker Todd Southgate asks whether the huge dams planned in Turkey, Brazil and China are coming at too great a cost for the environment
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Army moves in to break up rocks on river bed as water levels fall below safe levels for barges
Report claims 3 billion tonnes of CO2 could be saved but critics question benefits of “big-hydro” on social and environmental grounds.
China’s economic expansion remains remarkably resilient in the face of the global economic crisis – and much of it is down to a renewable energy sector that is working for the rest of the world
40% growth expected during next five years but US market faces “crash” as tax subsidy closes at end of 2012.