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Guyana's Plans for a Dam Put Vast Parts of Rainforest at Risk

Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, destruction, native rights, indigenous rights, healthconditions, humans, habitat, pollution, radia-active, world, wildlife, nature, protection )

- 1645 days ago -
Plans to build a massive hydro-electric dam on the land of two unique tribes in Guyana would lead to the destruction of a unique people and vast tracts of rainforest says anthropologist Dr Audrey Butt Colson.

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Past Member (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:07 am

Theodore Shayne (56)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:35 am
Noted & posted

pam w (139)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:35 am

Malgorzata Z (198)
Monday November 18, 2013, 12:05 pm

Kenneth Davies (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 1:02 pm

Jeremy S (3)
Monday November 18, 2013, 1:09 pm
Hydroelectric power is fine if it causes no harm to the environment, but I suspect the damage will be acute and long-lasting. Particularly when they cut down trees to build the dams!

Birgit W (160)
Monday November 18, 2013, 1:16 pm
Terrible. Leave the poor people alone.

Vinnie m (334)
Monday November 18, 2013, 1:45 pm
So sad. Money rules again. Thx. Cal.

David C (131)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:38 pm
I like the idea of hydroelectric if it doesn't harm forests or other life especially people

Past Member (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 3:59 pm
the indigenous people always have to suffer and never have any say

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:34 pm

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:35 pm
Sorry should have been noted

Kathleen R (138)
Monday November 18, 2013, 4:42 pm

Colleen L (3)
Monday November 18, 2013, 5:57 pm
Wish they'd leave Nature alone. Thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 8:50 pm
Most deforestation is caused by people's dietary choices to eat cattle and animals.

lee e (114)
Monday November 18, 2013, 8:55 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 2:09 am
Once again we see the rainforests under attack the insatiable quest that man has for power is driving the planet to destruction not to mention the poor native tribes forced off their lands.If all the rainforests disappear so will we trees absorb carbon dioxide and produce oxygen that all living creatures on earth depend upon.Leave the forests alone.

Rehana VN (0)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 7:20 am
Destruction,Mayhem & eventually DEATH of "People of the Land".Tragic!

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 8:10 pm

Melania Padilla (122)
Friday November 29, 2013, 12:41 pm
Canīt it be stopped?? ;((
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