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Brazil Clears Amazon Dam for Construction

Posted June 1st, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Brazil has approved the construction of a massive hydroelectric dam in the Amazon rain forest — a project that has sparked criticism from environmentalists, indigenous activists and celebrities. Brazil’s environment agency Ibama issued the building license for the $11 billion dollar Belo Monte dam project on Wednesday. The dam is designed to produce about 11,000 […]

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