December 11, 2017

Brazil’s large dam projects

*UPDATE* 15th August 2012.

Court halts work on Belo Monte dam

A high-level court yesterday suspended construction of the controversial Belo Monte dam project on the Amazon’s Xingu River, citing overwhelming evidence that indigenous people had not been properly consulted prior to government approval of the project. [. . . MORE . . .]

Learn about the harmful impacts of (and alternatives to) the massive Belo Monte Dam Complex on the Amazon’s Xingu River in the videos below.

Read Edward Goldsmith’s and Nicholas Hildyard’s groundbreaking study The Social and Environmental Effects of Large Dams on this website.

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