Thursday, February 4, 2010

Uproar in Brazil over huge Amazon dam plan

Xingu River
"It's a project that only benefits companies. Despite all they say, it's not 'clean energy:' it generates methane gas, which provokes climate change, and it will displace 30,000 residents," Antonia Melo of the Xingo Vivo Movement that groups 150 indigenous and social groups opposed to the dam told AFP.

Photo courtesy of Pedro Martinelli/ISA

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