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The San Pedro Mezquital river in Mexico

Freshwater Sources, Large Dams | 24 September 2017

Why damming rivers, like blocking veins, risks our health

I often wonder: are we heading for the collapse of our natural system by blocking, tubing, manipulating, and contaminating the veins of the Earth (which, like us, is a living organism)?read more

Capacity Building, Freshwater Sources | 12 September 2017

Hope for the Ciénaga, seed of Colombia’s magical realism

Today I learned that Colombia—thanks in part to AIDA’s supporters—took an unprecedented step to save an ecosystem central to Colombia’s identy: the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights | 12 September 2017

Climate change: The perfect fuel for hurricanes

Governments and citizens alike must unite to seek solutions and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 4 September 2017

The dams that couldn’t contain Hurricane Harvey

Increasingly frequent and devastating climate events are bringing into question whether the costs involved in building and maintaining large dams are worth it.read more

Climate Change, Public Participation | 29 August 2017

Latin America advances on climate change

Some Latin American governments, thankfully, have been taking the lead by adopting laws, implementing policies, and jumpstarting projects that are fundamental to countering extreme changes in climate.read more

Protest against fracking

Fracking, Public Participation | 28 August 2017

In Colombia, the power to stop fracking lies with the people

If our governments are committed to continuing to drill for fossil fuels, it’s time for local communities to stand up and demand a future of clean, renewable energy.read more

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Public Participation | 21 August 2017

Berta lives: Keeping the struggle alive, despite the risks

Environmental activists in Honduras are still fighting the dam, but the Central American Bank for Economic Integration has yet to pull its financial support for the project.read more

Altamira

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 27 July 2017

Belo Monte: Hope remains, despite failed promises

The urban population, as well as the indigenous and riverside communities, still have hope that Altamira, the city closest to the dam, will one day be a quiet and beautiful city again.read more

Accountability and Transparency, Human Rights | 24 July 2017

As killings increase, how can we defend the defenders?

Each year, as the problem intensifies, we’re reminded of our duty to stand up for environmental and human rights defenders, and of the need to institute adequate policies for their protection.read more

Hammerhead shark

Oceans | 26 June 2017

Shark conservation is at risk in Costa Rica

Costa Rica should prohibit export of hammerhead products for at least one year, or until the country reduces hammerhead fishing and the health of the species improves.read more

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