Judge suspends hydroelectric dam project in Amazon rainforest

Scotland on Sunday Online: A BRAZILIAN judge has suspended plans for construction of the massive Belo Monte hydroelectric plant in the Amazon rainforest, citing environmental concerns. Belo Monte, which would be the world's third-largest hydroelectric dam, has sparked protests in Brazil and abroad over its impact on the environment and native Indian tribes in the region. Federal judge Ronaldo Desterro, in the northern Para stateADVERTISEMENT, said environmental requirements to build the dam had not been met. Those measures......

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