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[3 Mar 2018 | Topics: ]

Photo of arrested David Castillo Mejía, the executive president of the company “Desa”, which is building Agua Zarca dam on the Gualcarque river.(Ministerio Público(@MP_Honduras))
Honduran authorities have arrested a former military intelligence officer for masterminding the murder of the indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, who was shot dead exactly two years ago today.
David Castillo Mejía, the executive president of the company building a hydropower dam dam which Cáceres campaigned against, is the ninth person arrested for the murder, and the fourth with ties to the Honduran military.
Castillo Mejía is accused by arresting …

Baikal Lake, Selenga River »

[1 Mar 2018 | Topics: ]

The REGNUM Information Agency published results of  a public opinion poll undertaken by “Lake Baikal” Foundation and NAFI Analytical agency among local residents of Irkutsk Region and Buryatia Republic.
61% believe that environmental condition of the Lake has seriously worsened  during last 5 years., while only 2% believe it  has improved. Perception of the main factor causing degradation has the following split:
Pollution by wastewater: 75%
Forest fires: 69%
Lowering of the Lake Baikal water level: 63%
Development of the coastline: 62%
Illegal  fishing: 58%
Algal blooms of invasive species: 62%
Tourist boom: 44%
Impact from the Irkutsk …

Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

[12 Jan 2018 | Topics: ]

Good news came to us in the first days of this year from an unexpected source. Brazil officials announced  that the Government “should respect the views of civil society” and will abstain from new mega-dam building. This is a global trend that was theoretically predicted awhile ago and, hopefully,  is finally gaining momentum among strongest “DamNations”. Thus Brazil becomes the third BRICs country after China and Russia that limits large hydropower construction on its rivers.  Hey India, now it is Your turn!

· Brazil’s government this week announced a …

Ob Basin, Solidarity »

[20 Dec 2017 | Topics: ]

Both decisions claim to confront climate change…
Long-awaited decision to create Vasyugansky Mire Zapovednik (a strict scientific nature reserve) was made on December 16 by the Russian government .
A 6148 square km. nature reserve will be created within The Great Vasyugansky Mire, the largest swamp system in the Northern Hemisphere, which is located in the Tomsk and Novosibirsk regions. The reserve will preserve the unique and diverse ecosystem, which is of great significance for nature conservation.

Picture Source: http://vivareit.ru/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/vasug_bolot.jpg
Creation of this nature reserve was included into the "Plan for Implementing …

Greening Silk Road, Solidarity »

[16 Dec 2017 | Topics: ]

We have unusual cause to talk  again about our old acquaintances : China Three Gorges Co.  What makes us really cheerful is not even the speed of conversion from new hydro to new solar, not just the boldness with which they reclaim collapsed coal mine for new solar farm, but the fact all this innovation is still  to cost about 1000 USD per KW of installed capacity – cheaper that anything else….No wonder that in July 2017 the CTCC Vice-president Mr.Lin Chuxue told the RwB coordinator, that his corporation is …