In an article published on Science, researchers from eight countries criticize decision process for the construction of hydroelectric dams in tropical regions..
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.
The high price of modernity of Belo Monte in Muratu village life
January 28, 2016
Before fishermen and now farmers by force, Juruna indigenous received new houses, energy and chicken coops. The compensation for the construction of the plant, however, has a high cost.
Institute publishes "Belo Monte - No conditions for Operating License"
June 29, 2015
Document points out the main consequences of disregard for the environmental conditions of the dam that is being built in Altamira (PA), at the time when the Ibama evaluates the authorization of plant operation.