A plan to build a dozen dams in the Tapajós river basin would drive the loss of 950,000 hectares of rainforest by 2032 by spurring land speculation and mass migration to the region, suggests a study published by Imazon.
September 24, 2014
In a letter to world leaders at the UN Climate Summit in New York, a group of over 50 organizations stated that large dams built in the tropics as part of the hydroelectric plants do not generate clean energy.
July 3, 2014
Chadin II includes the construction of a dam 150 meters high, which would flood 32.5 kilometers of land and require an investment of 1650 thousand dollars.
December 18, 2014
Next year the Belo Monte dam will flood vast swathes of Amazon rainforest. Indian tribes living on the river have lost their fight to halt the project – now they await the floods that threaten their entire way of life.