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Brazil, Egypt and China are leaders in damming rivers to generate electricity, but global warming has put future water levels in doubtFrom the Amazon to the Nile to the Mekong, rivers are a lifeblood for many nations, filling taps and irrigation canals and generating hydroelectricity that is powering economic development
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2016-01-27 04:00:49
Friday, January 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Four hydroelectric dams along Brazil's Rio Doce remain closed for an indefinite time after a deadly mining spill in November flooded the river with thick mud, according to water agency ANA.

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2016-01-08 10:04:16
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Spanish conglomerate Abengoa, teetering on the verge of bankruptcy, has halted construction of power transmission lines in Brazil, a potential setback for the South America nation's bid to emerge from its worst energy crisis in 14 years.

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2015-12-08 16:21:44
Monday, November 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tropical deforestation, a significant driver of climate change, could be cut in half by 2020 if countries follow Brazil's example in protecting the rainforest with better law enforcement and more transparency, a study released on Monday said.
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2015-11-30 08:00:22
Wednesday, November 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY/TORONTO (Reuters) - A deadly mud slide at an iron ore mine in Brazil has reignited calls for safer ways to dispose of millions of tonnes of ore waste held back by man-made dams. The disaster at the Samarco iron ore mine is only the latest in a series involving tailings - waste in mining parlance - that have devastated the environment, and in the case of Samarco, killed at least 11 people and left another 12 missing
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2015-11-18 15:07:51
Wednesday, September 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Brazil has reduced deforestation in the Amazon by 82 percent, the country's president, Dilma Rousseff, said at the United Nations on Sunday, as she announced Brazil's contribution to an anticipated new global deal to curb climate change.
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2015-09-30 02:32:45
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Greenpeace called on Brazilian authorities on Tuesday to reject an environmental assessment for a hydroelectric dam on the Tapajos River in the Amazon because it was a "marketing tool" that disregarded the indigenous people living along its banks.
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2015-09-29 13:56:37
Sunday, September 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Brazil pledged on Sunday to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent by 2030 as its contribution to a United Nations climate agreement, but said it will include reductions from past efforts against deforestation to help it reach the target.
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2015-09-27 11:33:05
Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Without an operating licence the hydroelectric plant will stand unused but projects to limit the impact on the local community remain incompleteBrazil’s controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric plant is facing another setback after the country’s environmental protection agency, Ibama, threatened to withhold an operating licence until the consortium which built the dam completes mitigation projects in the area to be affected
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2015-09-23 16:14:02
Thursday, August 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Germany and Brazil committed themselves on Thursday to a joint stance on climate change, putting the largest economies in Europe and Latin America on the same page ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December.

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2015-08-20 21:09:45