The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) granted a license to install the Hydroelectric Plant of São Manoel, planned at the Teles Pires River, at the border between Mato Grosso and Pará.
Federal University of Rondônia researcher warns that hydroelectric plants of Santo Antônio and Jirau on the Madeira River could produce catastrophic results in Rondônia and Bolivia.
The world’s third largest hydroelectric dam is currently being built in the Amazon of Brazil. For the government, Belo Monte is a necessity. For roughly 20,000 people living in the Altamira region of Para State, it is the end of life as they knew it.