Huge hydropower dams in the Amazon rainforest aren't just bad for Indigenous communities, biodiversity and the climate – they're bad for the companies involved. Here's why.
The Amazon is the world's largest remaining area of tropical rainforest, but every day it gets a little smaller – while big business profits get a little bigger.
Over 750,000 km² of Amazon rainforest (an area larger than all of France) has already been destroyed by industrial agriculture, cattle ranching, illegal logging and infrastructure projects.
And new threats keep coming: this time in the Tapajós River basin, one of the most biodiverse areas of the Amazon rainforest.
What's happening in the Tapajós?
The Brazilian government is planning a massive hydropower project for the Tapajós basin – over 40 medium or ... Read more >