racoll wrote:P.S. mods, is it worth moving that thread as a sticky perhaps?
Janne wrote:Disclaimer: I'm not affiliated with International Rivers.
Why not? It's one of few organisations that does make something good.
I'm surprised how low their target is, $2500 isn't much at all.
BRASILIA | Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:34pm EDT- (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge said on Monday construction could resume on the controversial $13 billion Belo Monte dam in the Amazon, alleviating concerns that key work would not be done ahead of the rainy season. The judge overturned an order by a lower court that had suspended work last week but still has to consider the merits of the case. The lower court had called for an immediate halt to construction after years of high-profile criticism. The likes of Hollywood director James Cameron and the Inter-American Court on Human Rights have said Belo Monte would displace indigenous people in the Amazon rain forest.
However, the decision by Supreme Court President Carlos Ayres Britto could be revised when the court examines the case further,......
Fishermen and their families approach the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction site during a protest near Altamira
Some 50 fishermen, who claim that the construction of a temporary levee to change the river's course is ruining their fishing grounds, are protesting by navigating their boats daily near the work area, causing the construction company to halt operations.
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