START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good

Is Brazil’s Hydroelectric Power Green?

Greenwashing - How Green is Brazil's Hydroelectric Power?
Science News by NewsLook

The Brazilian government says huge hydroelectric projects underway in Amazonia will provide environmentally friendly electricity across the country. The operators say the projects will boost development in the areas where the power is to be generated. But how clean will this energy really be? What are the costs? Critics say huge amounts of methane are released by rotting vegetation submerged in lakes behind dams, especially in tropical areas. We go to Porto Velho to investigate.

Read more: Environment, Green, Nature, News & Issues, Technology, Videos, Videos, Videos, ,

have you shared this story yet?

go ahead, give it a little love

Chris from NewsLook

Chris is the Managing Editor at NewsLook, an interactive news service providing premium video content from more than 50 international sources.


+ add your own
12:47PM PST on Nov 11, 2014

Live long and prosper

6:56AM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

hydro power and nuclear power may be clean/green, but not in social terms, and now once more we have evidence of its tremendous impact on biodiversity

7:17AM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

thanks for sharing

8:51AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012


7:49AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012


5:15AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012


4:29AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012


4:09PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012


3:05PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012


add your comment

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

people are talking

So precious. Thank you for sharing,

I am not sure what a bow-chick-bow is but I am so pleased yours still works, Ron. I actually inheri…

Some interesting ideas!

Informative. Thank you for posting.


Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

site feedback


Problem on this page? Briefly let us know what isn't working for you and we'll try to make it right!