Dozens of families of Altamira whose homes are undewater after the flooding of the Xingu river occupied a settlement, which was build to house those displaced by the Belo Monte dam.
Xingu Vivo: In Altamira, those affected by the floods occupy the resettlement of the Belo Monte dam
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.
Global Manifesto Calls for End of Investment in Hydroelectric Power Plants
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.
Rio Negro in Manaus is experiencing the sixth greatest flood since 1902
June 3, 2014
The level of the Rio Negro in Manaus, reached 29.36 meters yesterday, according to the National Water Agency (ANA). This is the sixth highest level ever recorded in the Amazon capital since 1902, when the river began to be monitored.