Amazon dams keep lights on but hurt fish, forests

National Geographic: When Asháninka Indian leader Ruth Buendía realized that a hydroelectric dam on the Amazon's Ene River would displace thousands of her people, she vowed to fight it. The project, she argued, would bring more hardship to families-including her own-already uprooted by political violence. Leaders in the Peruvian communities along the river were divided over the plan, with some looking forward to high-paying construction jobs. But Buendía stood her ground. Plans for that dam were eventually suspended.......

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