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Belo Monte dam: conflict in the Amazon


The Belo Monte dam, now under construction in the Amazon, is heralded as an abundant power source for Brazil’s burgeoning economy. But critics contend the project’s benefits are outweighed by the environmental and social costs. In a Yale Environment 360 video report, Charles Lyons explores both sides of this controversial project. Full video and report: e360.yale.edu/features/video_belo_monte_dam_conflict_in_the_brazilian_amazon

Video: Yale Environment 360


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