The number of displaced and homeless families, mostly residents of villages, settlements and districts of Porto Velho, also grew.
Greenpeace Brasil: Historic Flood of the Madeira River changes life in Porto Velho
March 3, 2014
The water hasn’t stopped rising in Rondônia. The Madeira River is surpassing historic levels almost daily, and on February 24th it reached the mark of 18.43 meters, the most major flood registered since 1997.
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.
The distribution of rainfall and droughts is changing in the Amazon Basin
March 4, 2022
Through satellite images, researchers shed light on the distribution and circulation of water and other environmental changes in the rainforest. Records help measure the impacts of deforestation, mining, and hydroelectric power in the largest river basin on the planet.