More than 20 hydroelectric plants designed to operate in this Amazon river could displace more than 40,000 people from riverside areas
After five months, body of activist murdered was found
Nilce de Souza Magalhaes, militant of Movement of People Affected by Dams in Porto Velho, Brazil, was murdered in January and her body had not been found.
Amazonian catfish’s 5,000-mile migration endangered by dams
More than 400 dams are planned on being built, are being built or have been built in the Amazon Basin. These dams disrupt the impressive migration of Amazonian catfish, a commercially valuable fish and apex predator in the environment.
Brazil is scaling back its protected area network. What is the impact?
How much of Brazil’s rising deforestation rate in the Amazon is attributable to the legal process known as Protected Area Downgrading, Downsizing and Degazettement (PADDD)?
Amazon infrastructure ethics, sustainability and hydropower: mission impossible?
Scientists analysed the Peruvian Inambari dam’s Environmental Impact Assessment to see if company ethics were driven by sustainability or profit.
Why more than 200 new dams will be a disaster for the Amazon
Continued dam-building across Amazonia could threaten dozens of species with extinction, says a new paper published this month in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation.
Munduruku indigenous protest in Tapajos river against dams
Over a hundred Mundurukú indigenous, among them leaders, warriors and children, came to a point on the Tapajos river, which they consider sacred, to pass a message to the world: “Stop the dams. Keep the Tapajós river alive.”
The dams on the Madeira River: The risk to Porto Velho, Brazil
Porto Velho is at risk by the existence of the Jirau and Santo Antônio dams, Madeira upriver. If the first breaks down, the wall of water that would cascade down the river would immediately break the Santo Antonio dam as well.
Dams on the Madeira River like the sword of Damocles: Changes in floods
The Greek myth of Damocles can be used to represent the situation of Porto Velho city, in Brazil, located immediately below the Santo Antonio dam on the Madeira River. Porto Velho thus is under an ongoing risk.
The Guardian: Violence and impunity in Brazil’s Amazon
One of the perpetrators of arguably Brazil’s most internationally high-profile murders in recent years is currently walking around free.