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Major Environmental Victory in Chile!

Major Environmental Victory in Chile!

By Patagonia   |   Jun 10, 2014 June 10, 2014

“Chile’s Committee of Ministers – the country’s highest administrative authority – has cancelled the environmental permits for the five-dam hydropower project, HidroAysén, effectively stopping the scheme that threatened the Baker and Pascua Rivers in Patagonia.” –Emily Jovais, International Rivers This is an issue we’ve been involved with since… Read More

Sunset for HidroAysén, Daybreak for Patagonia

Sunset for HidroAysén, Daybreak for Patagonia

By Emily Jovais   |   May 20, 2014 May 20, 2014

No other energy project has galvanized Chileans to action like HidroAysén–a proposal to build five dams on the pristine Baker and Pascua rivers in the Patagonia region. It has already triggered numerous debates and changes within Chile, and the final decision on the project, which will be made in… Read More

Rios Libres: Environmental Dispatches – Episode 4, The Movement

By Kate Ross   |   Jun 24, 2013 June 24, 2013

Patagonia is one of the few precious places on the planet where the array of natural beauty still defies human imagination. You are forced to think of new adjectives to describe the dramatic backdrop of snow-capped mountains and the glaciers that stand juxtaposed with green rolling hills and sheer… Read More

The confluence of the Baker and Neff rivers. This waterfall would be become a reservior if the dams goes into place. Patagonia, Chile. Photo: James Q Martin

Rios Libres: Environmental Dispatches – Episode 1, The People

By Juan Pablo Orrego   |   Jun 3, 2013 June 3, 2013

People say that the “Patagonia Without Dams” campaign is epic. No wonder. This campaign is not only about saving two of Patagonia’s most magnificent rivers, the Baker and Pascua. It is not only about protecting the legendary, magical beauty of this planetary bio gem, its biodiversity and complex ecological… Read More

The River Speaks… and So Can You

The River Speaks… and So Can You

By Chris Kassar   |   Dec 9, 2011 December 9, 2011

By Chris Kassar Every time I kneel down next to a river – even if just for a moment – I swear I can hear it speak to me. I know this probably sounds crazy, but I also know I’m not the only one who hears wise murmurs rising… Read More

Don’t Dam Patagonia: Now Is the Time to Dig In

Don’t Dam Patagonia: Now Is the Time to Dig In

By Craig Childs   |   Jul 5, 2011 July 5, 2011

As the new Patagonia catalog hits your mailbox, we asked Craig Childs the author of " [Taking the power of the Rio Baker's still-wild waters. All photos: ©James Q Martin] We did good work down there – interviews and camera lenses. We sat in a bishop's house… Read More

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