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Study: Amazon dams are disrupting ecologically vital flood pulses


Mongabay.com - Jan 10, 2018
The Santo Antônio dam on the Madeira River, Brazil, is one of hundreds currently planned, under construction, or operational across the Amazon basin. A new study has quantified the impact that 33 dams have had on river hydrology, by examining river ...
 

Brazil announces end to Amazon mega-dam building policy


Mongabay.com - Jan 3, 2018
Furnas, a regional power utility and Eletrobras subsidiary, owns 39 percent of the Santo Antônio hydroelectric project and, through its subsidiaries, 40 percent of the Jirau dams – both large, controversial projects built on the Madeira River. The ...
 

The era of mega hydropower in Brazilian Amazon appears over


Down To Earth Magazine (press release) (blog) - Jan 5, 2018
Meanwhile, the Brazilian government continues to try to develop other projects, like Ribeirão on the Madeira River, on the border with Bolivia. The economic crisis has limited the funds available for subsidized loans for mega-dams from the state ...
 

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