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Brazil: Belo Monte Dam Threatens Forest, Wildlife, and Indigenous People

The Belo Monte dam project is now underway on the Xingu River in the Brazilian State of Pará.  The current dam project will flood native people’s lands and other land currently housing poor Brazilians in the City Altamira who all rely heavily on the river for their livelihood. The flooded forest will decompose and release methane gas into the atmosphere and…

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Enviro News Wrap: UK Cod Fisheries Collapse; Outlook for Global Climate Treaty; No Fracking in France, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) is the international mechanism for protecting species in peril, but it is not doing its job. In the UK the cod population has finally fully collapsed and no government organization ever stepped in and stopped the abuse….

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