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Belo Monte Dam Project

Deadly Sins in the Brazilian Amazon

Bianca Jagger | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Bianca Jagger

The trampling of indigenous rights, military force used against protesters, impunity, megadams and environmental destruction. Is Brazil returning to the bad old days?

'The Future We Want'

Bianca Jagger | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Bianca Jagger

What Rio+20 has demonstrated is that we can no longer stand by and wait for world leaders to provide solutions to prevent us from reaching the tipping point, or point of no return.

David de Rothschild: Journey Into the Heart of the Amazon

Deborah Bassett | Posted 02.27.2012 | Green
Deborah Bassett

2011-12-28-Screenshot20111228at11.26.56AM.jpg De Rothschild's most recent endeavor led him into the heart of the Brazilian Amazon to investigate social and environmental impact of the controversial Belo Monte Dam.

Hundreds Occupy Hydroelectric Dam Site In Brazil

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

SAO PAULO — Indian rights activists say hundreds of people have peacefully occupied the construction site of a massive hydroelectric dam in the ...

New Concerns That Brazilian Dam Will Create A 'Methane Factory'

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 11.15.2011 | Green

Last month's worldwide protests against the Brazilian government's Belo Monte Dam project may have ended, but concerns about deforestation and displac...

PHOTOS: 'Beginning Of The End' For The Amazon

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.29.2011 | Green

From Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier: It is a bitter loss. The wild river that along its lengthy journey gives life to so much and so many will be t...

Greenwashing Hydropower

Peter Bosshard | Posted 08.16.2011 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Hydropower projects need to be based on a balanced assessment of all available options, the full participation of affected communities, strict social and environmental guidelines, and public oversight.

Part V: What Is the Brazilian Brand?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Though Dilma Rousseff's eventual victory will cheer Brazil's social movements, may have negative consequences for the environment.

James Cameron Joins Brazil's Amazon Dam Protest, Calls It A Real-Life 'Avatar'

AP | MARCO SIBAJA and BRADLEY BROOKS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BRASILIA, Brazil — Director James Cameron said Monday that a real-life "Avatar" battle is playing out in Brazil's Amazon rain forest, where indi...

Talking the Amazon With Cameron

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nikolas Kozloff

Having prevailed over conventional logic and directed a mega hit with an environmental message, the real question now is how Cameron sees his role moving forward.