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.
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.
A Chinese company with a trail of human rights violations wants to build a plant in São Luiz do Tapajós, the biggest environmental controversy since Belo Monte dam
Reports by the company building the dam will not be IBAMA’s only source to monitor impacts on fishing. Additional compensation for loss of fishing areas should be defined by the agency.
National Indigenous Foundation president gave approval to IBAMA, which issued preliminary license of the environmental process within the reserve without consult indigenous people.
A Brazilian court has suspended the operating licence for the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, one of the world’s largest, just weeks before its owner, planned to start electricity generation, prosecutors said.
Brazil’s BNDES is the largest development bank in the world. It’s enormous, poorly managed pay outs to Amazon dam projects have fuelled mass corruption.
According to Minister of Mines and Energy, Eletrobrás will enter the auction the plant. It was more than two years without being able to auction the construction of the hydroelectric plant.
The Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (IBAMA) granted on Tuesday (24) the environmental license for the Belo Monte dam to begin operation in Para State.
Peruvian university created efficient energy-saving lamps (300 lumens), made from plants that help illuminate New Saposoa community in the Amazon of Peru.