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30 Things You Didn’t Know About Rivers

Rivers are the arteries of our planet. They contain only 0.003 percent of the water on Earth but sustain much of her life. Yet rivers are also under threat. The following list offers a brief introduction to their unique ecological, social and…
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by: Peter Bosshard – July 24, 2015

Why We Celebrate Rivers

From the Amazon to the Mekong, from the Balkans to the Andes, civil society networks have sprung up to defend our planet's arteries

The Chong people consider the Areng River at the foot of Cambodia’s Cardamom Mountains a sacred inheritance from their ancestors. The river sustains lush forests with rare elephant, tiger, and crocodile species. The Chong people fish, grow rice, and gather roots and…
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by: Peter Bosshard – March 14, 2015

Greed and Resistance in Sarawak’s Rainforest

In Review: Money Logging: On the Trail of the Asian Timber Mafia

A version of this review appeared in The Huffington Post  Sarawak, the Malaysian province on the island of Borneo, has long been one of the six world regions with the highest biodiversity. An average hectare of Sarawak rainforest contains more tree species…
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by: Peter Bosshard – December 26, 2014

Ten Things You Should Know About Dams

Dams have flooded a land area the size of California, displaced millions, and have a huge climate impact

The dam industry has choked more than half of the Earth's major rivers with large dams. The consequences of this massive engineering program have been devastating. The world's large dams have wiped out species, flooded huge areas of wetlands, forests and farmlands,…
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by: Peter Bosshard – May 28, 2014

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