ALERT member Philip Fearnside, a world’s leading authority on Amazon development, reports a true political emergency in Brazil. Please spread this news immediately through your networks. A proposal to create a special abbreviated licensing channel for “strategic” projects, such as major dams, would basically destroy Brazil’s environmental licensing system — a system that took decades to create. Read […]
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”How much is enough? An integrated examination of energy security, economic growth and climate change related to hydropower expansion in Brazil.” By Fernando Prado, Simone Athayde, Joann Mossa, Stephanie Bohlman, Flavia Leite and Anthony Oliver-Smith. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 53 (2016) 1132–1136. Abstract Reconciling economic growth and energy supply with the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions […]
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The geographical focus includes the Tocantins, Madeira and Xingu River watersheds in the Amazon, and the Colorado River watershed in the US, specifically focusing on the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP).