15 Jun '11, 5pm

Last chance to see: the Amazon's Xingu River

Last chance to see: the Amazon's Xingu River

(06/03/2011) As an American I know a lot about shame — the U.S. government and American companies have wrought appalling amounts of damage the world over. But as an admirer of Brazil's recent progress toward an economy that recognizes the contributions of culture and the environment, this week's decision to move forward on the Belo Monte dam came as a shock. Belo Monte undermines Brazil's standing as a global leader on the environment. Recent gains in demarcating indigenous lands, reducing deforestation, developing Earth monitoring technologies, and enforcing environmental laws look more tenuous with a project that runs over indigenous rights and the environment. Amazon mega-dam gets final approval (06/01/2011) Brazilian authorities gave final approval to the controversial Belo Monte dam, reports AFP. Controversial Brazilian mega-dam receives investment of $1.4 billion (05...

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