environment

Patagonia without dams

Thousands of people took to the streets in Chile yesterday – 3500 in Santiago alone – to protest against government plans to allow dams to be built in spectacularly beautiful, unspoilt areas of Patagonia. The proposed damming of the Rio Baker and Rio Pascua by HidroAysen has been debated for quite some time – and …

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Protect the Arctic

Greenpeace LIVE: we’ve scaled and occupied Cairn’s Arctic rig: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/climate/live-weve-scaled-and-occupied-cairns-arctic-rig-20110422?utm_source=20110420ebulletinArcticTurkey&utm_medium=email&utm_term=oil&utm_campaign=climate Cairn Energy’s Leiv Eiriksson oil rig is currently on its way to Baffin Bay, Greenland, to begin deep sea drilling in the Arctic – a prospect Cairn Energy’s boss Bill Gammell has described as ‘like going to the casino’. Nice guy. Any oil spill in …

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The beginning of the end for Patagonia?

The proposed damming of the Rio Baker and Rio Pascua in Chilean Patagonia has been debated for quite some time – and the fact that it’s still even a remote possibility is both deeply depressing and profoundly shortsighted…. Chilean Patagonia has some of the most beautifully unspoilt landscapes I have ever seen, anywhere. Click here …

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