Can solar panels redeem this “environmental crime” in Brazil?

March 15, 2016 by  
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60 per cent of Brazil’s energy comes from hydroelectric plants, but some, like the Balbina Dam, negatively impacted the environment. The Balbina Dam flooded around 930 miles of the Amazon rainforest, putting mammals, birds, and tortoises at risk. Worse, the dam doesn’t work as intended and generates just a fifth of its potential output. According to the International Rivers organization , the dam “emits more greenhouse gases than a coal-fired power plant.” Now the country is trying to redeem this failed hydroelectric dam – through solar power . Read the rest of Can solar panels redeem this “environmental crime” in Brazil?

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Gorgeous prefab alpine restaurant tops a Swedish ski slope

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Brazil Announces Massive Plan to Survey Amazon Rainforest, Cut Deforestation by 80%

February 13, 2013 by  
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Amazon rainforest photo from Shutterstock Brazil recently announced plans to count and catalogue the trees in the Amazon rainforest as part of a massive conservation measure. The survey will provide more insight into the condition of the Amazon forest cover, 60 percent of which lies within Brazil ’s borders. Teams sent across the country will sample about 20,000 points at 20 km intervals, recording the number, height, diameter and species of trees. Read the rest of Brazil Announces Massive Plan to Survey Amazon Rainforest, Cut Deforestation by 80% Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Amazon deforestation , Amazon rainforest conservation , Brazil Amazon conservation , Brazil Amazon survey , Brazil deforestation , Brazil rainforest , Climate Change , environment conservation , environmental destruction , natural resource conservation , tropical rainforests , wood conservation

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