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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.

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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

thanks

7:49AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

thanks

5:15AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

noted...

4:29AM PDT on Jul 1, 2012

Noted.

4:09PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

thanks

3:05PM PDT on Jun 30, 2012

thanks

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