Posts made in April 7th, 2012

Sin Represas; two of the world’s wildest rivers to be gagged forever…

Posted by on Apr 7, 2012 in Alternative Energy, Conservation | 0 comments

Sin represas = Without dams; This is the message on thousands of Chileans’ lips. Chilean Patagonia is the most pristine wilderness we have ever set foot in. Tumbling waterfalls, towering snow-capped fjords, glaciers unfolding into pristine valleys, heaving with wildlife. We sailed for weeks without seeing a single human being; our mouths just hanging open in a wilderness of superlatives. Yet in the Aysén region of Patagonia, five massive hydroelectric dams schemes have just been approved by the Chilean government on the Rios Baker and Pascua ‘two of the world’s wildest rivers’...

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