Amazon mega-dam gets final approval

Mongabay: Amazon mega-dam gets final approval Brazilian authorities gave final approval to the controversial Belo Monte dam, reports AFP. The project –; which has been widely opposed by human rights groups, environmentalists, and indigenous tribes –; will dam the Xingu river, one of the largest tributaries of the Amazon River. The $11 billion dam will generate 11,200 megawatts of electricity, more than 10 percent Brazil's current capacity, when it is completed in 2019. Construction of the dam is expected......

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