Defending the Zambezi: Africa's River of Life

Monday, October 13, 2008
The Zambezi is one of the most heavily dammed rivers in Africa. More than 30 large dams have already been built throughout its basin, at great cost to local people and wildlife. These impacts have been particularly harsh in Mozambique, where Cahora Bassa Dam displaced tens of thousands of people, and severely degraded downstream floodplains and fisheries. Now, the Mozambican government -- with Brazil and China's help -- wants to build a large dam, called Mphanda Nkuwa, 60km downstream from Cahora Bassa.

Nam Theun 2 Slideshow - 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008
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Reuters: Anger Over Rainforest Dam

Sunday, May 25, 2008
Sonia Legg of Reuters reports on the angry reaction from environmentalists and tribal Indians to Brazilian plans to build a hydroelectric complex on the Xingu River.

Real News Online: Tensions Run High at Amazon Dam Protest

Saturday, May 24, 2008
The Real News interviews Glenn Switkes and Amazon Indigenous Indian protesters who say the social and environmental costs of the Belo Monte Dam, the world's third largest proposed dam, will destroy their way of life and wreck the Xingu River's ecosystem.

15,000 to be Displaced by Proposed Amazon Dams

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Another great video about the Xingu Encounter and what's at stake, from the Real News Network.

Battling for Water in the Amazon

Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Altamira, Brazil in this feature on the impacts of the Belo Monte Dam and on the Xingu Encounter 2008.

The Great Carbon Offset Swindle

Thursday, May 8, 2008
Patrick McCully explains how billions of dollars in fake credits are being generated under the Kyoto Protocol. These “hot air” credits are threatening to weaken the effectiveness of California and federal efforts to cut carbon emissions. Part I Part II

The Greenhouse Development Rights Framework

Thursday, May 8, 2008
Tom Athanasiou of EcoEquity discusses how a global deal to achieve drastic emission cuts might be brokered. The presentation is from International Rivers' fundraising lunch on May 8, 2008.

Danny Kennedy on Local Solar

Thursday, May 8, 2008
Danny Kennedy, President and CXO of the solar energy start-up Sungevity, shares his insight on how California can lead the clean energy revolution during the International Rivers fundraising lunch on May 8, 2008.

Stop Ilisu Dam

Thank you to our partners at Campaign for the Reform of the World Bank (in Italian) for permission to use this slideshow.


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