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Officials here frequently claim that the huge hydroelectric dam
s that increasingly dot the Brazilian Amazon
are a source of "clean energy.'The dam
s often flood vast areas of rain forest, leading to a major loss of biodiversity and the ...
Deforestation may lead to electricity shortages in tropical rainforest
regions that rely heavily on hydropower, as fewer trees mean less rainfall for hydropower generation, a study shows.For example, if deforestation continues, one of the ...
Deforestation in the Amazon
region could significantly reduce the amount of electricity produced from hydropower, says a new study.
Scientists say the rainforest
is critical in generating the streams and rivers that ultimately turn ...
Deforestation may significantly decrease the hydroelectric potential of tropical rainforest
regions, warns a new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
The study, led by Claudia M. Stickler at the ...
Home to giant catfish and stingrays, feeding over 60 million people, and with the largest abundance of freshwater fish in the world, the Mekong River, and its numerous tributaries, brings food, culture, and life to much of Southeast Asia. Despite ...
What will be the effect of global warming on the Amazon rainforest
? Over the last 30 years, forest fires, most of them deliberately started to clear land by cattle ranchers and soy farmers, have destroyed thousands of square miles of forest. This ...
While global warming is a topic of conversation and news coverage every day around the world,? ?the basic raw materials that drive the global economy are rarely discussed as being involved.? ?But these materials play a key role in global ...
Most villages along the Baram River in Malaysia cannot count on round-the-clock electricity. Diesel generators hum at night near longhouses in the northwestern corner of the island of Borneo. Mobile and Internet coverage are almost ...
NASA says climate change is devastating Amazon rainforest
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2012 was another year of mixed news for the world's tropical forests. This is a look at some of the most significant tropical rainforest
-related news stories for 2012.
There were many other important stories in 2012 and some were ...
Brazil's National Development Bank (BNDES) on Monday announced it has approved a $10.8 billion (22.5 billion Brazilian reais) loan to the consortium that is building the controversial Belo Monte dam
in the state of Par´ in the heart of the ...
A top minister in the Malaysian state of Sarawak has told activists campaigning for cleaner energy to 'stop breathing', reports The Borneo Post.
“I would like to throw a challenge at them (critics) on two fronts," Land Development ...
Though Brazil's Amazon
has been the focus of environmental groups for decades, the deforestation rate there has fallen dramatically in recent years as clear-cutting of Amazon
ian jungle in eight other countries has started to rise.
As a ...
Belo Monte dam
developer Norte Energia, S.A. has stopped all work on the Belo Monte dam
after receiving formal notification of the decision last week by the Brazilian Federal Appeals Court to suspend the project, reports International Rivers. ...
The Sete Quedas or "seven waterfalls" on the Teles Pires River, which runs through the Amazon rainforest
states of Mato Grosso and ParÃ¡ in central Brazil, are a spiritual oasis venerated by several indigenous groups.
But the ...
A federal judge in Brazil has suspended construction work on a massive dam
in the heart of the Amazon rainforest
In a statement released on Tuesday, Judge Souza Prudente said that work could only resume on the $11bn, 11,000MW Belo Monte ...
A high federal court in Brazil has ruled that work on the Belo Monte dam
in the Brazilian Amazon
be immediately suspended. Finding that the government failed to properly consult indigenous people on the dam
, the ruling is the latest in ...
A Brazilian judge has ordered a suspension of the controversial Belo Monte dam
project, saying that local indigenous people who will be affected by the massive hydroelectric project were not sufficiently consulted during the environmental ...
Ivo Lubrinna has been wildcatting for gold in the jungle here for more than 30 years. It's a notoriously messy business, as crews strip away topsoil in the forest and along riverbanks and use mercury and other pollutants to draw precious metal ...
Three engineers are being held hostage by the Juruna and Arara indigenous tribes as tensions rise over the on-going construction of the Belo Monte dam
in Brazil, reports the Indigenous rights NGO Amazon
Watch. The company building the dam
, Norte ...
As of Tuesday, the occupation of Belo Monte dam
by indigenous tribes entered its 13th day. Indigenous people, who have fought the planned Brazilian dam
for decades, argue that the massive hydroelectric project on the Xingu River will devastate ...
The Brazilian government is putting its global environmental leadership at risk by ignoring scientific concern on large infrastructure projects and changes in the country's forest laws, warned an association of more than 1,200 tropical scientists ...
Brazil's ambitious plans to build 30 dam
s in the Amazon
basin could trump the country's efforts to protect the world's largest rainforest
, said a leading Amazon
scientist speaking at the annual meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and ...
Nearly 1500 people formed a human banner on a beach in Rio de Janeiro today to protest plans to build dozens of dam
s in the Amazon
basin, reports Amazon
Watch, an NGO campaigning against Brazil's controversial Belo Monte dam
.The image ...
, home to 60 percent of the world's largest forest and 20 percent of the Earth's oxygen, remains threatened by the rapid development of Brazil. The area is populated by over 20 million people and challenged by deforestation, ...