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Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 29 June 2015

Belo Monte: Determined to achieve justice

By Flavia Amaral, AIDA attorney As construction of the world’s third-largest hydroelectric dam, Belo Monte , moves forward, social impacts and unrest...read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights | 22 June 2015

Victory: Aerial Spraying Stopped in Colombia

For 15 years beginning in 2000, the United States and Colombia sent airplanes to spray toxic pesticides over Colombian coca and poppy fields. The...read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining | 3 June 2015

Protecting the Santurban Páramo from mining's damages

In the Andean region, high-altitude forests and wetlands called páramos capture water from fog and supply it to lowlands. In Colombia, nearly two...read more

Freshwater Sources, Oceans | 3 June 2015

Victory: Panama Bay is Legally Protected

Panama Bay, one of the world’s most important nesting and roosting sites for migratory birds, is now permanently protected, thanks in part to AIDA’s...read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 15 May 2015

AIDA celebrates historic decision to suspend fumigation with glyphosate in Colombia

AIDA calls on the National Environmental Licensing Agency to immediately cancel the permit authorizing the chemical spraying program.read more

Freshwater Sources, Toxic Pollution | 29 April 2015

Colombian government must immediately suspend the use of glyphosate

Glyphosate, the herbicide used to eradicate crops considered illicit in Colombia, has been classified as a substance probably carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.read more

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 1 April 2015

Belo Monte: The Urgency of Effectively Protecting Human Rights

Four years ago this month, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights took an important step forward for the peoples of the Xingú River Basin. It...read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Mining | 23 March 2015

Toward a law to protect glaciers and water in Chile

More than 70 percent of the world’s fresh water is frozen in glaciers, [1] making these giants the most important freshwater reserves on the planet...read more

Coral reefs, Freshwater Sources | 16 March 2015

Wetlands: Vital and At Risk

Temporarily or permanently flooded extensions of land create wetlands— oxygen-deprived, hybrid ecosystems that combine the characteristics of both...read more

Freshwater Sources, Mining | 4 March 2015

Páramos: Defending Water in Colombia

Colombia’s páramos occupy just 1.7 percent of the national territory, yet they produce 85 percent of its drinking water . These rich sources of life...read more

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