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Will Mega-Dams Destroy the Amazon?


Environment  (tags: research, environment, Amazon, dam building, habitatdestruction, habitat, world, wildlife, protection, humans, pollution, conservation, ecosystems, nature, destruction, green, trees, water )

Cal
- 811 days ago - news.mongabay.com
More than 150 new dams planned across the Amazon basin could significantly disrupt the ecological connectivity of the Amazon River to the Andes with substantial impacts for fish populations, nutrient cycling, and the health of Earth's largest rainforest,



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Raymond G. (12)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 4:34 am
To change/alter any rain forest would be, and is detrimental. It is also evidence that man has learned nothing from history.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:23 am
Good to know. Thanks for sharing.
 

Michela m. (3799)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 9:50 am
POSTED in:

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1323252
 

Michela m. (3799)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 9:51 am
PLEASE SIGN Related Care2 Petition

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/717/629/486/stop-destroying-the-amazon-forest/
 

Yvonne White (231)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 6:17 pm
After messing up the Mississippi River's eco-system, causing floods in the wrong places & without renewing the downstream soils these people Never Learn that nature has ways of recycling & renewing that NO Engineer can match, let alone "improve"! :( The Amazon is WAY too Necessary to mess with like that!
 

Joan M. (1087)
Thursday April 19, 2012, 7:45 pm
Definitely wrong, Thanks for sharing Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Friday April 20, 2012, 3:03 am
thank you
 

John Gregoire (257)
Friday April 20, 2012, 5:24 am
very bad news- all dams are bad and should go. We don't need new ones.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Friday April 20, 2012, 9:20 am
Got your petition Michela M., bless you! So many lives will be lost by these actions and some species will disappear forever. We cannot go on destroying lives and our environment. People used to worry about war, little realizing that environmental terrorism will ultimately be the end of us all.
 

yana dimitrova (37)
Saturday April 21, 2012, 2:45 am
Thank you.
 

. (0)
Tuesday April 24, 2012, 9:03 am
so sad and too bad - signed
thx u Cal & Michela
 

Michela m. (3799)
Saturday May 12, 2012, 5:52 pm

Posted in “ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
in: http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=28682&pst=1323252&saved=1
 
 
Please Join and Invite friends to Join Group
ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
together with Sumatran Tigers (Java and Bali Tigers already EXTINCT), Elephants, Rhinos, CloudedLeopards, SunBears, Wildlife, Biodiversity they face Extinction!! Only 300 Sumatran Tigers left on Earth!!! 300 Football Fields of Rainforests are CLEARED every hour in SE Asia to produce Palm Oil: a hidden, not labelled, unhealthy ingredient in the products we buy. We MUST do WHATEVER is possible to SAVE them all!! Against: Deforestation, Illegal Logging, Pet Trade, Corporate Control, Pollution, CO2Emissions, Indigenous Peoples Displacement, Global Warming!! Also other Primates, as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Gibbons, and Monkeys for Vivisection are dealt in this Group. Petitions/Info/Videos/Pics are here. Please!! Join, Sign, Invite friends to Join!! Individually: we are one DROP, all together: we are an OCEAN!! ALL together we can make a difference!! Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world -Margaret Mead Thanks!! Michela
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Friday May 25, 2012, 1:03 pm
Noted and Thanx Cal :-0 ThANX Michela
 

Michela m. (3799)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 5:23 am
To THOSE who clearly STATE that WE CAN DO NOTHING about Climate Change:

Yes, WE are only one single DROP,

but ALL together: we are an OCEAN!!
ALL together we can make a difference!!

At this point, being still PASSIVE & PESSIMISTIC DOESN'T HELP HUMANITY, nor WILDLIFE, nor OUR CHILDREN or GRANDCHILDREN!!!!!

WE NEED to REACT & ACT!!! NOT REMAIN still PASSIVE!!!!!! WE MUST NOT GIVE UP!!!!!!!!

Being ACTIVE & not PASSIVE CAN STILL HELP US!!!!!!!!!!

MAKING GOVERNMENTS UNDERSTAND that WE ARE FED UP of the BIG CORPORATION CONTROL (i.e.= MONEY & GREED) that is taking ALL SPECIES & LIFE on EARTH in general, to ESTINGUISH!!!!!!

WE OWE THIS TO OUR CHILDREN!!!!!!!!!!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world
-Margaret Mead (Anthroplologist)
 

Yvonne F. (164)
Tuesday July 23, 2013, 8:40 am
This kind of gambling with mother nature will have consequences, negative ones. Why can't the decision-makers understand that? Thanks Cal
 
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