A group led by China’s State Grip Corp. friday won rights to build power lines to the huge Belo Monte dam in Brazil’s Amazon.
February 12, 2014
San Antonio would be operating with a reservoir that last week, would have exceeded the maximum height of 74.8 meters.
September 23, 2021
The appeal signed by 300 organizations around the world addresses the COP26. According to the document, hydroelectric power plants increase greenhouse gas emissions and deplete natural resources. In the Amazon, Belo Monte deforested an area larger than the city of São Paulo. Works at 12 hydroelectric plants could lead to the deforestation of 9,500 km2 in the Tapajós river basin.
February 28, 2014
Series of photos by Taylor Weidman show what life is like for people who live around the construction site of the Belo Monte dam in Brazil.