The Mamirauá Institute is developing a project to provide electricity through solar panels to dozens of Amazonian communities of fishermen and farmers.
Hydroelectric dam Belo Monte on the Xingu river, Brazil, began to operate
May 25, 2016
The first turbine of the Belo Monte dam began to operate in pre-operational phase. It happened just over five years after the start of construction of the plant, projected to be the fourth largest in the world.
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.
New study suggests that mercury contamination is widespread among residents of the Amazon
March 17, 2022
Although living 186 miles away from the area along the Tapajós River where illegal mining is concentrated, Santarém's inhabitants are at high risk of mercury poisoning.