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Injustice is just one dam thing after another

Mega-scale dams built in the developing world are often fashioned as a move towards sustainable societies. But activists argue that these projects leave many displaced, with disastrous consequences for societies. Picture: REUTERS/ROOSEVELT CASSIO BY STELLA PAUL TO provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydropower dams and …

As the need for power surges, are small – or big – dams the answer?

                  The Lower Mekong River, Vientiane Province, Lao PDR Photo credit: Jenkins Macedo BY STELLA PAUL   STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – To provide more clean energy, particularly in fast-growing Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, the world needs more hydropower dams, energy experts say. But a surge in …

India’s Rush For Development That Is Making Tribals Sacrifice Their Lives And Livelihoods

Image source: Young Baiga Women, India, Wikimedia commons By Antara Mukherjee Over the past few decades, the rate of development in India has increased steadily. The methods to encourage this development have become harsher, rougher and prudential in a way that has led to complications on a large scale. As the rate of development rises, …

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