Salween River Youth Ask: Must We Bear the Burden for Development?

By Thanakrit Thongfa and Vriya Tepphuviang* Photos: Thanakrit Thongfa Today in Bangkok, the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand is holding a seminar on Thai . . .

What Happens When A Carbon-Negative Country Like Myanmar Drafts Its Energy Policy?

For climate activists and policymakers in the Global North, it’s a stretch to imagine a carbon-negative nation—a country that removes more greenhouse gases from the . . .

Stories of Resistance and Resilience: World Day of Indigenous Peoples

Tomorrow, the world celebrates World Day of Indigenous Peoples on the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous . . .

Communities vs. Coal: Strategies and Stories from Thailand

Three communities in Thailand, Mae Moh in the north, and Baan Krut and Bo Nok in the south, know what it is like to fight coal-fired power plants and coal mines in their communities. They have used legal, policy, and social strategies to assert their rights against the companies. Their stories, in this community education video, serve as a learning opportunity for others in the Mekong region who are facing harmful coal power projects in their communities.
 

Is Hydropower Really That Green?

Moroni Remuyna’s home in the Brazilian town of Ferreira Gomes, on the banks of the Araguari river, was submerged in 17 feet of water when . . .

Anti-Coal Campaigns in Thailand Offer Hope to Myanmar Activists

While most European countries are shuttering coal plants, Southeast Asia is moving in a different direction. Last year, Myanmar’s leaders startled climate campaigners by throwing . . .

Speaking Truth to Power: Attacks on the Press put Earth Rights Activists at Risk

Earth rights defenders in Honduras work in one of the most dangerous contexts in the world, and journalists are no exception. This January, reporter Igor . . .

On Dams, Will the World Bank’s President be Willing to Walk his Talk?

The World Bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim, declared almost a year ago that the World Bank will “do hydro but in a way that everyone . . .

There is no Planet B

“Scientists may depict the problems that will affect the environment based on available evidence, but their solution is not the responsibility of scientists but of . . .