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The Controversial Global Boom in Dam-Building and Hydroelectric Power

By Martin W. Lewis | July 12, 2012 | 6 Comments

In scanning the global news for potential GeoCurrents posts, I am often struck by the repeated appearance of dam-building controversies.  The construction, or proposed construction, of massive dams has been a major issue of late in countries ranging from China, to Burma, Laos, Gabon, Ethiopia, Brazil, and Canada. The emerging Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River in northern Brazil …

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