The Brazilian development bank is investing heavily in a plan to build huge hydraulic dams in the Amazon and throughout South America.
Infiltrated among riparian that will be withdrawn by the hydroelectric dams in the Amazon, Arlindo buys land that will be flooded to receive compensation.
Plans for the São Luiz do Tapajós dam in Pará, Brazil, have led to increased illegal squatting and illicit timber harvesting. Homestead farmers fear for their future.
Eight new mammal species were found at the Sao Luiz do Tapajós dam building site, which threatens to become Brazil’s most controversial hydro project ever.
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.
With advancement of impeachment, president accelerated the schedule to promote projects of its mandate, including the controversial dam
The São Luiz do Tapajós mega-dam has been suspended by Brazilian authorities in a surprise turnaround that recognizes the presence of indigenous territories in the dam’s vicinity.
Funai, the institution responsible for indigenous issues, recognized Munduruku indigenous territory, and then the Brazilian Institute of Environment took the backing of hydroelectric.
Report suggests investment alternative energy can supply the need of Brazil, instead of building new dams.
New hydroelectric plants in the Amazon will provide more energy for the southeast region of Brazil. Thus, power generation is expected to become one of the main economic activities of the region.