Construction of the Gibe III dam on the Omo River displaced indigenous groups who had called the area their home for centuries. Now their land, with its delicate ecosystem, is also under threat.
Filipinos have rallied at the Chinese Embassy in Manila to protest against two Beijing-funded dam projects that they say will occupy land, destroy environment and incur massive foreign debt on the Philippine government.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet an entrepreneur turning cooking oil into soap, find out about a contentious green energy project in Uganda and a firm making life easier for African farmers with a solar-powered fridge.
Prosecutors have accused him of "providing logistics and other resources" for the murder of Berta Caceres. Legal experts claimed her murder was "the product of a plan" by executives to push through a mega-dam project.
Water power is the largest renewable energy source in the world, but some plants are running out of water due to severe droughts. Is climate change jeopardizing the future of hydropower plants?
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