Thursday, November 12, 2009

Will Brazil's blackout drive a new push for more rainforest dams?

Itaipu Dam

Environmentalists say dams in the Amazon have flooded vast tracts of rainforest, releasing large volumes of greenhouse gases; blocked important routes for migratory fish; and promoted settlement projects that brought ranchers, soybean farmers, illegal gold miners and loggers to remote regions, driving deforestation.

[Photograph by: Marcellino]

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