Informe Ashanika Presentado a la Comision Inter-Americana de Derechos Humanos

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Informe elaborado por la Central Ashanika del Rio Ene (CARE) y el Centro Amazonico de Antropología y Aplicación Paractica en marzo, 2010 presentado a la Comision Interamericana de Derechos Humanos sobre la situación de Vulnerabilidad del Pueblo Ashanika relacionada con Actividades Energeticas en el Peru. Bajar documento

List of Countries that DO NOT Require Visas to Mexico

Monday, March 29, 2010
Information taken from this website: American Samoa Andorra Anguilla Argentina Aruba Australia Austria Azores Islands Bahamas (Commonwealth) Barbados Belgium Belize Bermuda British Indian Ocean Territory British Virgin Islands Bulgaria Canada * Cayman Islands Chile Christmas Island Cocos Islands Cook Islands Costa Rica Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark El Salvador * (see below) Estonia Falkland Islands Faroe Islands Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia Germany Gibraltar Greece Greenland Guadeloupe Guam Island Hong Kong (People

Existing and Planned Lao Hydropower Projects

Friday, March 26, 2010
The Lao Hydropower Database lists existing and planned large (greater than 10 MW) hydropower projects in Laos. The table is based on the Lao Government Department of Energy Promotion and Development's "Electric Power Plants in Laos" as of September 2010 and supplmented with information from news reports from the same month. The table is updated regularly by International Rivers with new information from news reports, official project documents and other sources. The current version is from September 2010.

Petition to Stop Gibe 3 Dam

Three Generations of Women Looking Out Over the Omo River
Three Generations of Women Looking Out Over the Omo River © Alison M. Jones Environmental and human rights organizations around the world have launched a new petition to stop the destructive Gibe 3 Dam in Ethiopia. The dam threatens the land and livelihoods of 500,000 tribal people in Southern Ethiopia and Northern Kenya. By ending the natural flood cycle of the Omo River, it will destroy harvests and grazing lands along the river and fisheries in Lake Turkana, the world’s largest desert lake. The dam will devastate the unique culture and ecosystems of the Lower Om

Carta ao presidente do Brasil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
10 de Março de 2010 Presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Praça dos Três Poderes – Palácio do Planalto Brasília/DF CEP: 70150-900 BRASIL Fax: + 55 61 3411.2222 Excelentíssimo Senhor Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva, Gostaríamos de expressar a nossa grande indignação e insistir para que o projeto da barragem hidrelétrica de Belo Monte, no Rio Xingu, no estado do Pará, seja imediatamente suspenso devido aos devastadores riscos sociais, ambientais e econômicos que o projeto representa para a região Amazônica.  Em julho de 2009, o senhor reuniu-se em Brasília

Wild River Dance Contest Rules

Contest Rules Play fair. Rules drafted in good faith that contest entrants will submit videos created from a motivation to celebrate rivers rather than the modest prize money.  The grand prize and runner up prizes are tokens of appreciation. All video responses to one of International Rivers' "Wild River Dance" videos will be entered into our contest. The grand prize is $100 and the two runner up prizes are the choice of an International Rivers t-shirt, tote bag or pint glass. Here are the rules for the videos: 1.    Maximum length of the video is 10 minutes, the limit f

Fast Facts: Renewable Energy in China

Monday, March 8, 2010
From March 2010 World Rivers Review   As the following figures attest, China is fast becoming a renewable supermarket and superpower. The country is on track to achieve the world's most ambitious renewable energy targets. By doing so, it will reduce the demand for destructive coal and hydropower projects at home, and set a model for other countries. Targets under China's Renewable Energy Law for 2020: 75 MW of small hydro, 30 GW of wind, 30 GW of biomass, 2 GW of solar Total target for all renewables: 137 GW, or 15% of the county's total power capacity Exp

Wild River Dance

Wild River Dance Invitation
Friday, June 4, 2010
Celebrating 25 Years of International RiversWild River Dance Invitation On June 4, 2010, we celebrated our 25th anniversary with a Wild River Dance at the David Brower Center in Berkeley. We had delicious organic food, free-flowing wine, a fabulous silent auction, a sneak-preview of the photo exhibit Water, Rivers, and People, and dancing to the sounds of Chilean funk sensation Funky-C! Thanks to the efforts of a fantastic event and host committee, and the generosity of a raft of sponsors and silent auction donors, more than 200 people helped us celebrate and raise over $80,000! Check out ph

Dam Threatens Heart of Canada’s Wilderness

Courtesy of Alliance Romaine
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
By Alliance Romaine Courtesy of Alliance Romaine From its watershed on the Québec/Labrador border, the wild and powerful Romaine River sweeps, cascades and surges for 500 spectacular kilometres in a succession of chutes, falls and rapids through primary northern boreal forest and bio-diverse wetlands, then spreads out into the unique Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve before spilling into the Gulf of the St Lawrence on the Lower North Shore east of Havre-Saint-Pierre, a small town of 3,500 people. Although the magnificent Romaine River is still p

Wild River Dance Videos

See the Winners of the Wild River Dance Contest In Spring of 2010 we held a Wild River Dance contest to celebrate free-flowing rivers. Take a look at the main Wild River Dance video and the Wild River Dance Preview below. The video responses that came in were creative and inspiring. The "official" contest is over, but you can still watch them and post your own Wild River Dance video response! Watch Our Videos on YouTube Wild River Dance International Rivers created the Wild River Dance Video on the International Day of Action for Rivers on March 14, along with many other acti


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