29 May '15, 2pm

#Luiis_3x ] Peru plans to dam Amazon River’s main source and displace thousands: Plans by th... [ #Luispokel ]

Plans by the Peruvian government, alongside a Brazilian firm, to build some 20 hydroelectric dams across the main truck of the River Marañón would cause the displacement of thousands of individuals, and contribute to the “eco-system collapse” of the Amazon basin , according Paul Little, a U.S.-based environmental anthropologist. Additionally, according to a detailed report on Mongabay , the dams would cause a significant uptick in methane emissions, and produce far more power than is needed for the entire Peruvian population—raising fears the ecologically and economically risky hydroelectric dams are being built to serve mining companies, or to generate power for export sale to neighboring nations.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/peru-plans-to-dam-amazon-rivers-main...

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