Amazon Mega Dam Controversial Saga Continues

May 16, 2013

Belo Monte is a controversial mega dam being built in the Amazon on Indigenous land. The old project conceived during the military dictatorship (1964-1985), and which was revived by the Lula government, is the bête noire of Brazilian environmentalists due to the damage it will cause to a pristine region in the Amazon. It will […]

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Indigenous Groups Occupy Belo Monte Site in the Amazon

October 10, 2012

The war over the Belo Monte dam rages on. The latest chapter in the controversial construction of the world’s third largest dam is the occupation by indigenous activists and fishermen of the building site, which they have brought to a halt. 40,000 indigenous people will be displaced by the dam and a huge area of […]

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Anger As Amazon Mega Dam Gets Green Light

June 2, 2011

After years of fierce opposition and heated debates, the Brazilian government won the arm wrestling contest and is pushing ahead with the building of the Belo Monte Dam. The dam is expected to generate 11,200 MW of hydroelectric power when it’s completed in 2019 and will cost US$11 billion. Related Posts:Amazon Mega Dam Controversial Saga […]

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Threatened Brazilian Savannah Is Subject of New WWF Campaign

May 12, 2011

As the debate on Brazil’s Forest Code rages on – and sadly it has seen protection for the country’s forests being watered down by the agribusiness lobby in congress – a new campaign to save the country’s savannah seems very timely. WWF has launched a video to raise awareness about Cerrado, a huge swath of […]

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Amazon Under Threat As Brazil’s Forest Code Is Fast Tracked to Revision

May 5, 2011

It has become the hottest environmental debate in Brazil, one that was on the agenda of the presidential candidates during last year’s campaign. Related Posts:Brazilian Forest Code Under ThreatLatin America’s Largest Rooftop Solar Power Farm UnveiledAmazon Mega Dam Controversial Saga ContinuesIndigenous Groups Occupy Belo Monte Site in the AmazonAnger As Amazon Mega Dam Gets Green […]

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