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Bangladesh biggest power plant will harm world’s biggest mangrove forest

Grist: Burning coal is a surefire way of damaging the climate, and harming mangroves is a surefire way of worsening climate impacts. Which makes the planned construction of Bangladesh’s largest coal-fired power plant at the edge of the world’s biggest mangrove forest doubly troubling. Construction is beginning on the 1,320-megawatt Rampal power plant less than 10 miles from the Sundarbans, the sweeping mangrove system that straddles Bangladesh and India, helping to protect an eastern chunk of the Subcontinent… Continue reading

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Indonesia’s Jatigede Dam Marred by Land Compensation Problems

Mongabay: As Indonesia’s controversial Jatigede dam project moves closer to completion, West Java residents whose homes are set to be flooded for the planned 4,973-hectare reservoir brought their complaints to Jakarta, demanding that the country’s president step in to resolve land compensation issues. Around 30,000 people will be affected by the $408 million project, which is scheduled to be completed in February 2014. Continue reading

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Canada defends climate record amidst U.S. Keystone XL protests

CBC: Canada’s government is defending its environmental record as thousands attended a climate change rally in Washington, D.C., with hopes of pressuring U.S. President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. Environmentalists are staunchly opposed to the planned pipeline, which would carry Alberta oilsands bitumen to refineries along the Texas coast. Continue reading

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Canada minister says Northern Gateway line can still go ahead

Reuters: Proponents of the planned Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to Canada’s West Coast can still carry the day even though the project has generated a wave of opposition, the country’s natural resources minister said. “I am still of the belief that we can get this done, on the assumption, of course, that it passes regulatory muster,” Joe Oliver told Postmedia News in an interview published on Thursday. “If the conclusion is this project can be safe for Canadians, safe for the environment… Continue reading

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Activists form network to fight Sarawak dam-building spree

Mongabay: Last October indigenous groups, local people, and domestic NGOs formed the Save Sarawak’s Rivers Network to fight the planned construction of a dozen dams in the Malaysian state on the island of Borneo. The coalition opposes the dam-building plans, known as the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) initiative, due to its impacts on indigenous and river communities, the destruction of pristine rainforest, and the degradation of the state’s rivers. “At the moment, there is no coordinated… Continue reading

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US pipeline rupture could release 7m gallons of oil into Yellowstone river

Guardian: A rupture in the planned Keystone XL pipeline could release up to 6.9m US gallons into the famed Yellowstone river, a nightmare scenario far outstripping the present spill, a new report warns. Continue reading

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