Brazil approves Amazon dam build

BBC: Brazil grants building permit for Belo Monte Amazon dam BBC's Paulo Cabral says nine other dams are also planned for the Amazon Brazil's environment agency has backed construction of a hydro-electric dam in the Amazon, opposed by indigenous groups and environmentalists. The agency, Ibama, said the Belo Monte dam on the Xingu River had been subjected to "robust analysis" of its impact on the environment. The government says the dam is key to meeting Brazil's growing energy needs. But......

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