06 Nov '11, 8pm

The dam-maker: China involved in 289 dam projects worldwide

Hydroelectric dam still a greenhouse gas source after 10 years (11/01/2011) Hydroelectric power is often promoted as green energy, yet dams, especially in the tropics, can be significant sources of greenhouse gas emissions. When built, reservoirs trap vegetation, which, as it rots, emits both methane and carbon into the atmosphere. A new study in Science of the Total Environment found that a dam in Lao PDR remained a significant source of greenhouse gas emission even a decade after construction. Occupy Belo Monte: indigenous stage "permanent" protest against Amazon dam in Brazil (10/27/2011) Hundreds of people are participating in a protest against the controversial Belo Monte dam in Altamira, Brazil, reports Amazon Watch . Public opposition pushes Myanmar to suspend giant Chinese dam (10/04/2011) Large-scale opposition has pushed the Myanmar government to suspend construc...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1106-hance_china_dams.html

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