Berklee Lowrey-Evans Radio Interview on WBEZ 91.5

Friday, July 1, 2011
The following radio interview appeared on July 1, 2011 on Worldview on WBEZ, Chicago. Chile’s $2 billion HidroAysén project is a controversial hydroelectric dam complex that would flood almost 15,000 acres of Patagonian wilderness. Chile’s government says they need it to help double the country’s energy output in the next 10 years. But activists against the dams have growing popular support to stop the project. Berklee Lowrey-Evans, Latin America Program Associate at International Rivers, which works to protect rivers and the communities that depend on them, discusses the project.

Brazil and Chile Dam Projects Generate Widespread Protests

Thursday, June 2, 2011
Read the Press Release about the controversial approval of Belo Monte DamBelow is an interview with Aviva Imhof, Interim Executive Director of International Rivers. She was interviewed on Uprising Radio, a daily radio program hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.  Aviva talks about the social struggles in Brazil and Chile that are taking place in reaction to large hydropower projects being built against the will of the people. Listen now! A Brazilian environmental agency yesterday gave final approval for the hotly contested Belo Monte hydroelectric dam project. Once completed, the Belo Monte dam wil

Audio Recording of Event on China's Overseas Dam Builders

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
On April 20, the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China in Beijing organized an event on the topic, Environmental Reforms for China’s Overseas Dams? The speakers were Ikal Angelei of Friends of Lake Turkana, Johan Frijns of BankTrack, and Peter Bosshard of International Rivers. Peter gave a presentation on the environmental progress that has been achieved and the remaining challenges with Chinese overseas dam builders and financiers. Listen to the full event to learn more.

A Real Life "Avatar" in Brazil

Thursday, March 3, 2011
International Rivers featured on NHPR radio.  Listen now! "Clean energy will be a major topic when President Obama tours South America later this month. Brazil draws 80% of its energy from hydropower. Last year, the Brazilian government accepted a bid for construction of an enormous dam in the Amazon rainforest. Filmmaker James Cameron made a short documentary about the project this year, which like his movie Avatar, pits native tribes against big government and mining companies. Former Wall Street Journal wire reporter Kenneth Rapoza wrote about the collosal and controversial hydroe

APEX Express with Medha Patkar

Medha Patkar in Berkeley on November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Medha Patkar in Berkeley on November 19, 2010 Medha Patkar speaks on KPFA.  Recorded at the house of Patrick McCully, Executive Director of International Rivers. From the description, "We bring you the voice of Medha Patkar, leading environmental activist from India, who heads the Narmada Bachao Andolan -- a major people's and environmental justice movement that has been fighting for the rights of the displaced indigenous people or Adivasis in west India." The interview with Patkar starts at 35:40.

University of Guadalajara Radio Interview with Kate Ross

Kate Ross at November 10th, 2010 Action
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Kate Ross at November 10th, 2010 Action Kate Ross, speaks about the November 10th International day of action for the cancellation of El Zapotillo Dam with University of Guadalajara radio. The interviewer asked questions about the protest going on outside of the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco and about the broader events of this international day of action. Why were we taking action? What was so special about the town of Temaca, why was there so much concern about the project? Finally what messages do we have for our friends in Mexico?

Living on Earth: The Battery of Southeast Asia

The Nam Theun River, Downstream of the Nam Theun 2 Dam - 2008 © Marcus Rhinelander
Friday, October 23, 2009
The Nam Theun River, Downstream of the Nam Theun 2 Dam - 2008 © Marcus Rhinelander Carl Middleton is interviewed about the Mekong river and Nam Theun 2 on "Living on Earth." Across Southeast Asia, hydroelectric dams are being planned and built along the biologically diverse Mekong River and its tributaries. In Laos, seven large dams are currently under construction, tapping much of the electricity for export to bring in needed revenue and development for the struggling nation. But environmental groups in the region oppose these big dams, calling them threats to Laos' amazing biodiversity.

NPR: Brazilian Tribes Say Dam Threatens Way of Life

Saturday, May 31, 2008
Julie McCarthy, NPR’s South American correspondent filed this in-depth, detailed and evocative feature about the struggle of the Amazonian Indians to stop the damming of the Xingu River. Her eyewitness report on the Xingu Encounter aired May 31 on Weekend Edition—NPR’s most widely listened to show.

NPR Living on Earth: “Damming the Developing World”

Friday, May 23, 2008
Listen to Patrick McCully on the award winning NPR show “Living on Earth", as he discusses the failed carbon offset model to slow global warming and misguided dam projects in Africa and other parts of the developing world.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Chinese Funded Dams in Cambodia Under Fire

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Carl Middleton, International Rivers' Mekong Program Coordinator, critiques Cambodia's plans to expand electricity production by building nine new hydro electric dams over the next eleven years. He was part of a panel of experts speaking on the subject for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.


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