The Myth of Renewable Energy

December 12, 2016

The way we think about saving our planet is entirely wrong. This culture will not act to stop or significantly slow global warming. This culture will sacrifice—read kill—the planet rather than question the socioeconomic system that is killing our only home. How do we know that? Well, here...

The Future of Hydropower

May 26, 2015

Given the strains climate change is putting on the planet’s limited resources, what role can hydropower play in the future? The Three Gorges Dam in China is the largest hydroproject in the world. Spanning 2.4 kilometers across the Yangzee River in Hubei Province, the dam captures 84.7...

Environmental Issues in Southeast Asia

February 05, 2013

Environmental issues are omnipresent in Southeast Asia . Apart from entailing tremendous environmental damage, the impact on regional security in Southeast Asia is noticeable. In 1972, the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm marked a watershed moment in international...

Mekong Countries at Odds Over Mega-Dams

February 05, 2013

Governments are struggling to decide whether the Mekong River should continue to feed 60 million people or become a source of hydroelectric power. What started as a debate about a hydroelectric dam has become a high profile dispute over the future of food security in the Mekong region. The...