Amazon’s Wildlife Threatened By Hydropower Dams, Study Says

National Geographic: As countries build more hydropower projects, new research warns that massive dams pose an extinction threat to mammals, birds and tortoises—at least in the Amazon. Brazil’s Balbina Dam has turned what was once undisturbed forest into an artificial archipelago of 3,546 islands where many vertebrates have disappeared, according to a study published Wednesday by England’s University of East Anglia. “We’re watching extinction unfold right in front of us,” says co-author Carlos Peres, a Brazilian professor......

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