Sarah Bardeen

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Senior Communications Consultant
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Sarah has worked as a writer, editor and communications consultant for over 15 years. She's written about a wide range of issues over the years, including affordable housing, health equity, sweatshop labor, environmental justice, urban sustainability, and diversity and inclusion. As a music critic, her work has appeared on NPR and in numerous online and print publications.
Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 09:20
On December 21, Argentina’s Supreme Court suspended dam construction on one of Argentina's last free-flowing rivers, Patagonia's magnificent Río Santa Cruz. Researcher Maria Marta di Paola explains the suspension, and talks about what's next.
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 12:10
On Tuesday, January 17, protestors led a peaceful demonstration against a hydroelectric plant in Guatemala. But the event ended in death after paramilitaries shot and killed 72-year-old activist Sebastian Alonso.
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 14:35
We look at the highs and lows for 2016, and celebrate an unprecedented string of successes.
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 14:51
A trip to the Amazon's Juruena River reveals locals who are profoundly concerned about planned dams -- and a thriving network of groups mobilizing to help them fight for their rights.
Date: Monday, October 10, 2016 - 12:33
Last week, the Peruvian government publicly declared that large dams in the Amazon are not on the new government’s agenda.
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 13:45
Mekong expert David Blake set himself a simple goal: When he turned 50, he'd run a marathon. But then he decided to use the opportunity to raise funds for our work in the Mekong. Find out why, and donate to the cause.
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 11:07
Few think of Europe as a biodiversity hotspot, but the lower reaches of three interconnected rivers -- the Danube, Mura and Drava -- have been called "the Amazon of Europe" for their abundant wildlife. Here's why we need to protect them.
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 02:03
Brazilian heartthrob Domingos Montagner drowned on September 15 while swimming just downstream from Xingo Dam. Was the dam responsible for the freak accident?
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 09:15
International Rivers is pleased to announce that David Gordon and Michael Simon, two spectacular campaigners with unmatched experience in environmental and human rights advocacy, will join International Rivers’ leadership team this week.
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 11:19
Opponents of Brazil's Belo Monte Dam recently celebrated two small legislative victories, and now investigators are suggesting that Brazilian President Michel Temer's PMDB party received multi-million dollar bribes. Is the rule of law finally reasserting itself in Brazil?
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:46
Chilean energy company Endesa has announced that they're scrapping plans for six dams on five Chilean rivers, and relinquishing their claims to the water on these rivers. Endesa cited strong local opposition as one reason they're pulling out of the projects.
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 14:01
We all know about beach reading
Date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 12:34
Chile could supply all its energy needs without building another coal plant or damming another river. But outdated planning and regulations haven't caught up to this new reality. Will Patagonia's pristine rivers pay the price?
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:42
An energy crisis is unfolding in Venezuela as reservoir levels behind Guri Dam, one of the world's largest hydroelectric power plants, drops. Guest blogger Katherine Brousseau examines what's behind the rolling blackouts.
Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 09:38
Chilean lawyer Macarena Soler had the fight of her life defending Patagonia from a massive dam scheme. Now she's fighting to save endangered species, as well as Chile's Maipo River. That's why she's this month's River Guardian.
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 10:09
In many remote parts of the world, villagers are increasingly relying on mini-grids and micro hydro to power their homes -- and transform their lives. This is Part 3 of our series on renewable energy solutions.
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016 - 13:59
Date: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 14:08
Earlier today, at least two anti-dam protesters were shot dead in Northeast India while advocating for the release of their jailed leader, Lama Lobsang Gyatso, who is one of the most vocal critics of hydropower in the Tawang region.
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 13:59
When Victoria Tauli-Corpuz – the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights – visited the big bend of the Xingu River in Brazil last month, the first thing she saw was how dry it looked.
Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:40
Something magic happens around moving water. Many people still believe in dominating rivers through dams and diversions. But when you meet a river on its own terms, it is a living being, capable of giving great joy and great peace.
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 16:45
The Nu Ri
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 12:49
As dam builders push forward with plans for hundreds of new dams in the Amazon, affected peoples need more tools to fight bad projects. Our recent workshop on the Teles Pires River aimed to give them just that.
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016 - 11:24
Last week, two American governors and the US Interior Secretary signed an agreement to take down four dams on the Klamath River. Why should the rest of the world care?
Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 14:08
At a time when indigenous land rights are being trampled on around the globe – and indigenous leaders are facing life-threatening violence – a ray of light has appeared in the state of Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo.
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 11:27
The US Ambassdor to Honduras has issued a statement calling on the Honduran government to conduct a "prompt and thorough" investigation into the murder of Berta Cáceres, and strongly condemns the crime.
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 10:08
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:07
Recent events in Sudan and Honduras remind us of a stark truth that’s seldom talked about: opposing a dam project can be incredibly dangerous in many parts of the world. It can even get you killed.
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 09:32
The Mekong River is, by any measure, an extraordinary river – but its immense productivity is threatened by a cascade of dams, which threatens stability in the region. As President Obama meets with Southeast Asian leaders this week, he must raise his voice for this vital resource.
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 09:51
An alarming new study has shown that the world’s forests are disappearing rapidly, and a tsunami of new roads, dams and other infrastructure are to blame.
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 14:08