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In a surprising move, the Brazilian government suspended the environmental licensing process of the controversial Tapajós Dam in the Brazilian Amazon. 

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In this series of reports, International Rivers looks at key arguments for the conservation of the Nu River in China.

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Chinese activist -- and July River Guardian -- Wang Yong Chen is soft-spoken and unassuming. So unassuming, in fact, that you might never guess she's responsible for the first environmental victory in modern China.
India has a new environment minister in Anil Madhav Dave. A three-time parliamentarian, he brings prior experience in river conservation, has written books on climate change, and his...
Last week, India’s Minster of Power went on record saying that India can meet its electricity demand for the next ten years without installing any additional hydropower capacity. This...
In the '90s, we stymied efforts to build the destructive Patuca II Dam in Honduras. Now a new project, Patuca III, has raised its head. We examine its implications in a new factsheet.

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'If we cannot fish, what will we do?' asked one elderly woman, as she stood looking out over the Mekong River, in Siphandone, southern Laos. This is a question that is increasingly echoed b...
This article originally appeared on PRI's Living on Earth. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is pushing ahead with plans to add a new dam to the largest hydroelectric dam complex in the...
A surge in the number of dams along the Mekong, like this one in Thailand, is expected to alter the river’s flow in the years ahead, potentially making some areas less habitable. Jack...
In the language of Brazil’s indigenous Munduruku people, “Ocekadi” means “the river of our place.” It is their name for the Tapajós River, which forms the core of their traditional lands...

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