Fresh Water

Turning the Tide on Large-Scale Hydropower

Turning the Tide on Large-Scale Hydropower

In Colombia, activists and scientists are boosting mega-dam resistance by showing the cumulative impacts of these destructive projects. DANIEL HENRYK RASOLT This story was originally published by Earth Island Journal Miller Dussán is one of those rare people who...

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‘They Cannot Keep Us Silent’

‘They Cannot Keep Us Silent’

In the paramos of the Colombian Andes, Indigenous leaders face persecution as they defend the rights of people and the environment. DANIEL HENRYK RASOLT This story was originally published by Earth Island Journal. Version en español Maria Pito has dedicated her life...

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The Delusion and Impacts of Hydropower

The Delusion and Impacts of Hydropower

Touted by many renewable energy and sustainable development proponents as an important solution to the interconnected challenges of climate change and poverty, the reality of hydropower is far more complex.  Not all hydropower is created equal. The efficiency of...

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