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Indigenous Demand Meeting with Brazilian President Over Dams

Nina Wegner | Posted 07.28.2013 | Home
Nina Wegner

Armed with bows, arrows, and heavy wooden clubs, roughly a dozen indigenous men of the Munduruku tribe take shifts guarding the entrance to the construction site of the world's third-largest dam, the Belo Monte.

The Battle for the Xingu in Brazil (Video)

Iara Lee | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green
Iara Lee

In every corner of the world today, we see unfathomably huge hydroelectric dams being built in places that destroy entire ecosystems and indigenous livelihoods, and now Brazil has joined in with what would be the world's third largest.

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...