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PARTNER POST: The Amazon Rots Away in New Hydroelectric Power Plant Reservoir

By Piero Locatelli The Teles Pires power plant violated its environmental plan and flooded the dam reservoir without clearing vegetation. The resulting decomposition will release large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas at least 20 times stronger than carbon dioxide at trapping heat. The Teles Pires hydroelectric power plant, built in the Amazon rainforest on […]