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(translated) Environmental activist Gustavo Castro is in danger in the community of La Esperanza, Honduras

Below is an action alert put out this morning, March 7, by Otros Mundos/Friends of the Earth Mexico, the organization headed by Mexican Gustavo Castro Soto, who is the sole witness to the assassination of COPINH leader… 802 more words

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Zambia is praying for rains to fix its worsening power shortage problem

Zambia was plunged into darkness as a massive blackout cut power to virtually the entire country earlier this week.

The capital of Lusaka and all the major cities were without power for the second time this month as the copper-producing southern African country grapples with a crippling drought and… 520 more words

Bolivia’s climate pledge triples down on fossil fuels, megadams

Last month, Bolivia submitted its pledge (English|Spanish) on addressing climate change to the UN FCCC, the body charged with overseeing global negotiations to prevent dangerous global warming. 374 more words


Tapajós and other Amazon dams not sustainable development say reports

Research shows that contrary to the current greenwashing trend surrounding hydropower, hydroelectric dams are not the sustainable solution to the world’s energy needs that proponents make them out to be. 2,183 more words

Linda Hogan's Solar Storms

My favorite novel of all time is Chickasaw writer Linda Hogan’s Solar Storms.  Published in 1997, it is the story of Angel, a girl who was taken from her Native relatives as a tiny child and raised in foster care, after being abused by her mentally ill mother.   290 more words


Amazonian tribes unite against Brazil’s controversial plans for hydroelectric dams

Amazonian tribes are uniting against the Brazilian government’s plans to build hydroelectric dams right on their doorstep. As the projects accelerate, people have not been consulted, nor have proper environmental studies been carried out.

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