The Brazilian government is planning to build dozens of new hydroelectric dams in the Amazon river basin. It wants to develop the interior, and prevent power outages during the upcoming World Cup and the Olympics.
Living on Earth: Damming the Amazon River
Deforestation in the Amazon reduced rains and increased electricity bills for Brazilians
February 3, 2022
Research shows that forest clearing reduced water flow and power generation in hydroelectric plants in the Center-West and Southeast of the country. Despite the environmental and electricity bill impacts, the government wants new power plants and dams on the Tapajós River.
G1: Birds of the areas of influence of hydropower are monitored
February 3, 2013
The aim is to detect the impact of the work on bird habitat in the region. The Santo Antonio hydroelectric power plant is being built on the Madeira River in Porto Velho.
[:pt]Vanguardia: Proteção de zonas úmidas: O desafio é a estrela fluvial de Inírida
March 14, 2013
The protection of wetlands in the world, there is a requirement for life on the planet. One of the most impressive is in the Orinoco region, known as the Inírida river star.