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Brazil's Belo Monte Dam: A Conflict in the Amazon


Environment  (tags: Belo Monte Dam, habitatdestruction, habitat, cultural genocide, culture, human toll, pollution, protection, humans, nature, green, conservation, ecosystems, environment, destruction, water, world )

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- 2300 days ago - e360.yale.edu
Conservationists and local indigenous people contend the Belo Monte project will exact a significant environmental and human toll, flooding 260 square miles of rainforest and displacing more than 20,000 people who depend on free-flowing rivers for their l



   

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Teresa W (782)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 3:15 pm
noted, thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 4:58 pm
Thanks.
 

Kerrie G (116)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 12:57 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 3:40 am
thank you for article
 

paul m (93)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 7:07 am

Sadly noted,,,mess around with nature and it will come back on us..
 

(0)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 8:07 am
This is so unfair, I really really hope that it can be stopped. Thanks Cal
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 8:36 am
Noted. There are many indigenous tribe that are threatened because of the dam. Some of them are trying to fight for stopping the development.

Please check https://www.survivalinternational.org
And http://amazonwatch.org/
(Sorry, don't know how make that clickable)
Those websites provide some actions and news to save the indigenous tribes.

Thanks again. Noted.
 

Ben O (140)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 9:35 am
All I can say is; -We must Stop the Belo Monte Monster Dam!
We've already delivered half a million signatures to Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, but we're just getting started. Help us stop the Belo Monte Dam by signing the petition here! (Amazon Watch)
http://amazonwatch.org/take-action/stop-the-belo-monte-monster-dam
Obrigado! Thanks! Gracias! Merci!
 

Ben O (140)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 9:42 am
There's also the Avaaz petition "STOP BELO MONTEóNO MEGA-DAM IN THE AMAZON"
To President Dilma Rousseff:
We urge you to stop development of the Belo Monte Dam Complex. Instead of this environmentally, socially, and economically disastrous project, please invest in energy efficiency and clean power sources, protect the basic human rights of indigenous people and local communities, and support sustainable development that protects lives and ecosystems.
http://www.avaaz.org/en/amazon_under_threat/
742,000 have signed the petition. Help us get to 750,000!
Thank You!
 

David C (110)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 4:28 pm
noted, thanks, and signed Ben's petitions....
 

. (0)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 5:09 pm
Signed petitions.
 

Carmen S (611)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 5:42 pm
thanks Cal, this dam, like others, needs to be stopped
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 1:15 pm
Noted, thanks for sharing such an important story. I've signed the amazon and avaaz petitions, please do the same, others have shared their links above. International Starseed Network is going to help as well by doing a meditation and healing for this area, people, animals and plants affected in a couple of days, please join in if you can.
 
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